While the statistics surrounding strokes can be scary, there is more and more evidence that treatments such as chiropractic neurology are effective and safe and leading stroke survivors back to a full and productive lifestyle.
Each year in the US, nearly 800,000 people suffer a stroke. Around 600,000 of them are first-time strokes, while the rest are recurrent. Worldwide, the number of people who suffer from strokes each year is estimated at 15 million, according to the World Health Organization. While very preventable, strokes make up the third leading cause of death in the US, so knowing the risk factors and the signs of an impending stroke are vital to prevention.
It is not surprising with so many people experiencing strokes then, that there are many options for post-stroke care. One such treatment that is gaining ground is Chiropractic Neurology, or brain based therapy. Non-invasive and drug-free, this avenue of treatment has proven to be fast-acting and extremely effective for a wide variety of conditions, especially when dealing with the after effects of strokes.
One such positive story comes from Greg Symko, a chiropractor and stroke victim himself, he has used Chiropractic Neurology to restore his own brain function and is now using it to help other stroke victims recover as well. In April of 1999, Greg Symko suffered five minor strokes in his cerebellum, the area of the brain that affects nearly everything we do. Once stabilized, he started a six week course of inpatient treatment. Although he did make progress, when he left the rehab facility, he still had a long road ahead of him. During his rehab treatment, he insisted that his therapists come up with therapies to challenge the parts of his brain that was affected, and as his progress grew, he continued these exercised on his own. Four years later, he returned to Chiropractic care, sharing an office with another doctor and the basis of his practice had been retuned to include the brain based principles that brought him success to treat others suffering from strokes. (To read Greg’s story, please click here.)
And there are many more stories out there similar to Greg’s. As these stories of survival and positive treatments are reported, it is easy to see why Chiropractic Neurology is becoming a sought-after option for treatment for many, especially as the desire for solutions that do not include drugs or surgeries increases. Chiropractic Neurologists offer treatments using light, heat, water, sound and chiropractic adjustments that involve stimulation of the nervous system and retraining for the brain with positive results, sometimes in as little as one treatment. As all patients situations are unique to them, so are chiropractic neurology care plans tailored to each patient.
Have you or a loved one suffered a stroke and are searching for treatment options? To find out more about how Chiropractic neurology can help, please contact us today at the Georgia Chiropractic Neurology Center.