Beaver Dam, WI (920) 356-1578
Unexpected Stroke Recovery After Four Years
My name is Kurt K. I had a stroke in 2011 and lost 90% or more of the mobility in my left arm & hand and in my left leg & foot. I started my recovery as an inpatient and continued as an outpatient. I tried everything that I could to get better including lots of medications, physical therapy, and even Botox injections, but after one year my left fist was still immovable and tightly clenched, I could barely move my left arm, there was no movement in my left ankle, and I dragged my leg around like a club. My doctors and therapists told me that there was no chance of further improvement. According to them I was going to be like this for the rest of my life.
Since I hadnít seen any improvements for years I felt that I had nothing to loose. I had also developed a constant throbbing pain in my left side and recently began to have pain in my right arm from trying to compensate for my disabled left side. It was difficult for me to sleep and I felt exhausted, irritable, and depressed. To make things worse I had recently fallen and broken my left arm. I couldnít feel comfortable or confident in my self.
During my first six acupuncture treatments I was amazed to find that I could wiggle my fingers and move my left arm for the first time in four years. I was super impressed. We set up a plan for five more months of treatments and things have gotten better, and better, and better. The pain in both arms is gone, I can walk without a major limp, and I have 80% more movement in my arm and fingers. I can scratch myself when I itch and I can get on the floor and play with my dog without worrying that I would be unable to get up off of the floor. I am sleeping better and Iím no longer irritable and depressed. I feel more confident, more alert, and better able to deal with problems that come my way.
I wish I had found Abundance Acupuncture sooner because Iím sure I would have made more progress and it would have happened faster. I want to tell everyone who has a stroke, ďDonít wait. Start getting acupuncture as soon as possibleĒ.