Mildly Debilitating Stroke

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Case Study Submission by: Dr. Dave Pascal, DC, QN

 

List of patient’s conditions and chief complaints:

  • 63 Year Old Male
  • Stroke – 5 Years Prior
  • Cerebellum Lesion
  • Restricted Motion – Right Shoulder
  • Festinating Gait – Shuffles Feet When Walking
  • Could Not Perform Calf Raises Bilaterally (S1 Nerve)

 

ABSTRACT

SITUATION

March 25, 2002 – A 63 yr. old male, five years post a mildly debilitating stroke, is complaining of restricted motion in his right shoulder. The patient walked with a festinating gait and was unable to perform a bilateral calf raise. Both deficits have been present since the patient had a stroke five years earlier. The patient brought in nine series of MRI’s. They had been taken at six month intervals following the stroke. The MRI’s demonstrated a cerebellum lesion, which was unchanging in size.

PRESENTATION

The patient entered the office complaining of a loss of motion in his right shoulder. He said the loss had occurred gradually over a three month period and that it was not precipitated by a known traumatic or micro-traumatic event. Abduction was moderately painful at 90 degrees. The patient walked with a festinating gait, which is described by shuffling his feet. He also was not able to perform calf raises by standing on his toes (S1 Nerve weakness). All other relevant muscle strength and sensory findings were normal.

REHABILITATION

The patient received a total of nine Quantum Neurology™ Rehabilitation sessions over a three week period. His care consisted of Motor and Cranial Nerve Rehabilitation sessions. He was corrected with the GRT LITE™, ArthroStim® and VibraCussor®.

OUTCOME

Following the first Quantum Neurology™ Rehabilitation session, the patient had regained complete right shoulder range of motion, full strength in both calves and walked with a normal gait. At that time the patient revealed that his next MRI and examination with his treating Neurologist was in three weeks. The patient continued to receive Quantum Neurology™ sessions up to the date of his tenth MRI.

FOLLOW-UP

May 13, 2002 (7 weeks later) – The patient reports that his shoulder has continued to be pain free and with normal ranges of motion. He continues to walk normally and to have complete strength in his calves. His Neurologist noted the remarkable gains. Furthermore, the patient’s cerebellum lesion was not present on the tenth MRI. When the patient explained that all of the symptoms disappeared immediately following a single Quantum Neurology™ Rehabilitation session, the Neurologist said that it must have been due to “spontaneous remission”.

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