Acute and Chronic Stroke
Dr. David Steenblock approaches stroke like everything else he tackles: he reviews the condition very carefully in regard to everything published in the medical literature and then if the known treatments are not sufficient then he carefully considers the disease process and comes up with new, safe, non-painful method(s) to use to treat the condition. This approach is what a rational, knowledgeable caring physician should do to alleviate the suffering of those that other doctors have failed to help. However in medicine, it turns out that the establishment is against this approach and would have doctors not treat these suffering people and will and have attacked Dr. Steenblock and other physicians who do not use the usual and customary FDA approved therapies.
A stroke happens when there is a disruption in blood & oxygen flow in the sufferer’s brain, which results in brain swelling and then inflammation and tissue damage which expands unless slowed or halted. This is the “acute phase” of a stroke or an “acute stroke”. E-medicine has a great article that lays out what emergency room doctors do to minimize acute stroke damage: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1159752-overview
What you will not see in the traditional roster of ER interventions for acute stroke is hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT) nor the use of stem cells to stop and to reverse the damage. Maybe they should be. Consider the case of Dorothy, an 80 year old patient of Dr. Steenblock’s who landed first in an ER with a stroke causing paralysis on her left side and an inability to speak, and then since the hospital offered nothing but careful observation she was transferred by ambulance to his office in a semi-comatose state (please don’t bring someone comatose to the clinic without calling us first!!!).
Dr. Steenblock’s plan to halt and reverse the damage in Dorothy’s brain was to first use hyperbaric oxygen therapy. After laying out the possible benefits and risks to Gay, she signed off on everything and Dr. Steenblock had Dorothy do hyperbaric oxygen therapy every four hours followed by a three (3) hour intravenous “brain repair cocktail” designed for her. This unique formula consisted of a variety of useful anti-inflammatory agents and substances such as mannitol and DMSO to stop and to reverse the swelling of the brain that occurs with all stroke sufferers during the first 72 hours after their stroke. This swelling can and does last about a year after a stroke and has not received the attention it should have by conventional doctors. This is a problem that can be treated safely and the stroke victim will see in general improvement in their condition just with removing the swelling and re-organizing the damaged myelin by Dr. Steenblock’s brain repair iv formula. The combination of HBO and stem cells will improve things considerably more in most cases.
Dorothy received this same four-hour combo of HBOT and intravenous treatment all through that day and night and by the fifth round Dorothy could move her left arm, and shortly thereafter was able to walk to the bathroom by herself.
Just 24 hours since Dorothy entered Dr. Steenblock’s clinic semi-comatose, she was able to walk out of the clinic unassisted!
After another week of daily hyperbaric treatments she was driving around town and never needed physical, occupational or speech therapy for this event. Dorothy’s stroke was well on its way to becoming a massive incapacitating stroke until Dr. Steenblock applied the latest advances in medical science to treating and reversing her problem..
But what might Dr. Steenblock’s personalized turnaround approach do for, say, an individual who had a stroke years, even decades before who was plagued by pain, disability or worse? He was handed his first chance to find out when a lady named “Sophie” came to see him.
Wheelchair-bound Sophie had had a stroke ten years previous which had robbed her of her mobility and left her saddled with intractable pain. Like many patients who came to his clinic she had gone to both conventional and integrative medicine physicians (22 doctors in total), none-of-whom were able to put a dent in her tormenting symptoms.
Dr. Steenblock got Sophia to start daily hyperbaric oxygen treatments which diminished and then eliminated her pain by the time she completed ten (10) treatments (which is unusual since most stroke patients only begin seeing results after three weeks of daily treatment). By her third week of therapy Sophie was able to stand and take a few steps. By the end of her scheduled series of 60 treatments, Sophie was able to walk unassisted out of the clinic and had attained a much higher quality life than anyone including her conventional doctors ever thought possible. She and her husband did a video at the time raving about the “miracle” that was given to Sophia as a result of her daily hyperbaric oxygen treatments.
With this success in-hand, Dr. Steenblock then treated and turned things around for scores of other chronic stroke patients.
In 1997 he presented a summary of stroke patient responses to treatment at his clinic in a poster session titled “Improved therapy for Rehabilitation of Stroke” at the National Stroke Association’s ninth annual stroke rehabilitation conference held in Boston, Mass. Click to access summary of Dr. Steenblock’s study.
And never one to “sit on his laurels”, Dr. Steenblock has expanded his repertoire of effective stroke treatments to include adult or nonembryonic stem cells especially use of a patient’s own revitalized stem cell-rich bone marrow aspirate concentrate or BMAC.
You can get a real feel for how stroke patients respond to Dr. Steenblock’s personalized intervention by seeing what chronic stroke patient Joe Beschen had to say at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JOqwqlUBrs (1m15s video).