Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
My back ground story is here:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Apparatus for reduction of spasticity in male and female patients having spinal cord injury as well as obtaining semen from males by stimulation of ejaculatory nerves

This may be TMI but I was reading Bonk by Mary Roach and came across this side effect of spasticity relief from electroejaculation. I can guarantee that your doctor will not prescribe this or even mention it to you.
https://www.google.com/patents/US5199442
Three images are at the link for this patent.
This paragraph from example#2 is relevant;
The overall effectiveness is summarized as follows: Six or roughtly 40% expereinced excellent relief of their spasticity as judged by both their personal assessment and the neurological exam. Four or 29% experienced good reduction in spasticity and another 29% experienced no relief at all. The mean duration of effect was 9 hours with a range of 3-24 hours. On occasion, subjects experienced relief from several days up to a week.

We claim:
1. Apparatus for reducing spacticity of neurologically impaired patients comprising:
a) an elongated anal probe which is adapted to apply stimulus to a patient's pelvic floor, said probe defining a distal penetrating end and a proximal end, an axially aligned channel formed between ends therein with at least three conduits emanating radially therefrom, said probe further defining three longitudinally extending cavities therein, each said cavity being connected to one each of the conduits; three elongated bipolar electrodes, one each being secured in a corresponding cavity and extending above a ventral surface of the probe;

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