As a vertebral artery dissection patient you can expect procedures and treatments including any or all of the following (and more):
Vertebral Artery Dissection patients should develop a good relationship with their doctors and specialists because they will be visiting them a great deal until they are fully recovered.
Depending upon the severity of the dissection (and maybe stroke) and the damage it caused, a patient's treatments, physical therapy, and physician care may last months or years.
In the future, I would like to add information about doctors who specialize in vertebral artery dissections. If you know of a doctor who specializes in vertebral artery dissections or even has a great deal of experience with them, please email me.
*** The treatments listed are NOT RECOMMENDATIONS. ***
*** The information in this site is only a representation of my personal experience. ALWAYS follow your physicians' and therapists' guidance and advice over my suggestions and influence. ***
Tai Chi helped me gain strength and balance to recover from my stroke and vertebral artery dissection. It was recommended by my physical therapist and was the best recommendation I was given. These are the Tai Chi DVDs I recommend for you. They are simple and slow. I also recommend a good non-slip mat like the ones I used (keep your receipts for taxes).
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Tai Chi was the most effective method I used to regain my balance, strength, and confidence. I felt a little funny doing it at first but the results were great. This is one of the cd's I used and the mat I used - the orange mat, actually.