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It's been 2yrs since my stroke and I have no voluntary movement in my left arm or hand. Is there any possibilty that i could recover any movement? My neurlogist told me that if within 6month of the stroke  if  I didnt have any movement that my hand will stay paralyzed?  
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If it has been two years, I am afraid it may be too late. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but i have nothing else left to say. Keep your chin up :)
241234 tn?1220984156
Your neurologist should be reported the the state medical board for not knowing his medicine. Look up neuroplasticity and read one of these 4 books;
The mind and the Brain : neuroplasticity and the power of mental
force / Jeffrey M. Schwartz and Sharon Begley.
Train Your Mind, Change
Your Brain: How a New Science Reveals Our Extraordinary Potential to
Transform Ourselves by Sharon Begley
The brain that changes itself : stories of personal triumph from the frontiers of brain science / Norman Doidge.
Stronger After Stroke by Peter Levine The best book by far. This one is worth buying.
And then there is neurogenesis,
John J. Ratey, MD, author of Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain.
Therapies to get to some movement include passive movement;
I couldn't see the complete study but starting at here,
http://recoverfromstroke.blogspot.com/ and looking at the relax and recover section it will lead you to here,
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15003755
The effects of repetitive proprioceptive stimulation on corticomotor representation in intact and hemiplegic individuals.
or mental imagery;
Efficacy of motor imagery in post-stroke rehabilitation: a systematic
review
Andrea Zimmermann-Schlatter*1,2, Corina Schuster2,3, Milo A Puhan4,
Ewa Siekierka5 and Johann Steurer4
http://www.jneuroengrehab.com/content/pdf/1743-0003-5-8.pdf
Using Motor Imagery in the Rehabilitation of Hemiparesis , .
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation , Volume 84 , Issue 7 , Pages 1090 - 1092
J . Stevens
Mental imagery for promoting relearning for people after stroke: A randomized controlled trial1 , *1 .
Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation , Volume 85 , Issue 9 , Pages 1403 - 1408
K . Liu , C . Chan , T . Lee , C . Hui-Ch
Mental practice and imagery: a potential role in stroke rehabilitation. Author's reply
R VAN LEEUWEN, JT INGLIS, J RAVEY - Physical therapy reviews, 1998 - cat.inist.fr
mirror-box therapy;
Rehabilitation of hemiparesis after stroke with a mirror
Altschuler EL, Wisdom SB, Stone L, Foster C, Galasko D, Llewellyn DME, Ramachandran V
The Lancet - Vol. 353, Issue 9169, 12 June 1999, Pages 2035-2036
You can register for this magazine and see the complete article.
I didn't have this problem but in my research I found this on thermal stimulation.[url]http://myweb.ncku.edu.tw/~fzshaw/ ASA.pdf[/url]
researchers found that cycles of heat and cold significantly enhanced the
sensory and motor function in the arms and hands of stroke survivors after a few weeks of
therapy.
If you see this doctor again ask why he didn't know of these therapies. Why is he so incompetent?
Dean
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thank you so much for the information ....i will look into it...I didn't return to see that doctor again
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