Stroke Complications

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Case Study Submission by: Dr. Mark Trell, DC, QN

 

List of patient’s conditions and chief complaints:

  • 82 Year Old Male
  • Stroke – 8 years prior – Left side
  • Hemiplegic Gait – Drags right foot as he walks
  • Balance – Proprioceptive dysfunction
  • Fatigues quickly upon exertion or walking

ABSTRACT

SITUATION

The patient is an 82 year-old white male. Patient was brought to the office by his daughter, who wanted to see if there was anything that could be done for her father. He suffered a stroke about 8 ½ years prior. He walked with an unsteady gait and dragged his right leg behind him. This man worked his “whole life” as a Methodist minister. He was forced to retire after a couple of strokes left him unable to stand at the podium and unable to speak with the confidence or cognitive abilities necessary to speak in public. These strokes occurred just prior to his 74th birthday. His family was told by his doctors that he had reached maximum improvement.

PRESENTATION

Patient presented with muscular strength weakness along the entire right side of his body. The patient walked with a stroke caused hemiplegic gait. He would drag his right leg behind him as he walked. Most of the patients Cranial Nerves presented weak on the first examination.

REHABILITATOIN

The plan was to strengthen the weaknesses in his right lower extremity and stabilize his pelvis. The patient was corrected with G-POI™ and the GRT LITE™ to strengthen nerve function and stimulate healing. The ArthroStim® was used for joint mobilization. The patient was also treated with Chiropractic care to restore biomechanical integrity and promote healing.

OUTCOME

After the first visit, he could begin picking up his foot during ambulation. At the end of the third visit, his gait was restored to normal. This patient was treated eight times in a two-month period. All of the improvements came within the first three visits. They consisted of the complete restoration of a normal gait, including a swing-through phase with his right leg, and the strength and confidence to exercise again. Correction of the weaknesses in his cranial nerves produced an unexpected benefit. After we restored function to the Facial Nerve (CN VII), the patient was able to “pucker” again. He commented on how nice it was to be able to smile and kiss his wife properly again. The patient was thrilled with his results. He truly believed that a miracle had been performed. He regained the quality of life that he thought had been lost forever!

FOLLOW-UP

Two weeks after his last session, the patient’s daughter called crying. She was calling from their family reunion. And for the first time in over 8 years her father had spoken in public. He gave the blessing over the food and was out dancing with his wife as we were speaking. LIFE IS GOOD!

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