Brain Plasticity

The day after my mechanical thrombectomy, I underwent the first of several speech, occupational, and physical therapy sessions. All of which were located conveniently inside CPMC hospital- they didn’t have to transport me, which was very cost effective and handy. I had a speech therapy nurse come to my room asking me questions. Still havingContinue reading “Brain Plasticity”

Size Matters

Yes, you read that correctly. When talking about stroke, size for sure matters… :::Dramatic pause::: All strokes are taken very seriously by medical professionals due to the fact that stroke starts to kill brain cells immediately following an attack. Precisely “2 million brain cells die every minute a stroke goes untreated” according to the CDC.Continue reading “Size Matters”

Mechanical Thrombectomy Explained

On December 6, 2014, at the age of 36, I had a Cardio Vascular Attack (CVA) that paralyzed the right side of my body. My stroke was due to a dissection of my artery from blunt force trauma to my neck. It is speculated by some neurologists that there is a link to chiropractor visitsContinue reading “Mechanical Thrombectomy Explained”