Skip to comments.Is It A Shameful Medical Hoax or a Long-Awaited Miracle Treatment For Stroke Victims?
Posted on 03/29/2018 7:47:08 PM PDT by 353FMG
The Institute of Neurological Recovery (INR), located in Boca Raton,FL, claims that they have developed a patented treatment that can reverse stroke symptoms. Their claim is accompanied by many YouTube videos that show the almost miraculous recovery by stroke victims, Alzheimer patients and Sciatica sufferers. The procedure is not covered by Medicare or any other health insurance agency that I know of.
What is your opinion?
If it’s too good to be true...
I would need some highly technical medical details before giving an opinion on the likely validity of this treatment. The excerpt here contains none.
Sorry, I read a little. but they are not revealing any details, just want you to make an appointment.
That makes me a bit suspicious.
But it could still have value.
They do say it doesn’t work in all cases.
But, considering the seriousness of a stroke, ome might try it, just in case it may actually work. But wouldn’t spend your last dime on this.
Even if there were a way to repair dead nerves (and theres not currently) it wouldnt restore the memories of Alzheimers patients. The damage mechanism between Alzheimers and stroke patients is radically different (stroke kills the neurons and Alzheimers essentially clogs the pipes) one magical treatment wont cure both types of damage.
That theyre claiming a cure for both AND a cure for Sciatica (which is a third time of neurological damage) is the tell.
I had a severe stroke a few years ago. It took hard work to recover and pushed me into retirement. Im not rich but comfortable. I work PT half the year.
I dont think I would be willing to risk my stable health.
I understand that an area of my brain matter is dead. Some small peripheral areas have somewhat recovered.
Im thankful for whatever have in all areas of my life.
I can still chase my wife.
I have also had a stroke-——a mild one,but it scared the heck out of me.
(I just checked your profile——I grew up in Brighton,MA and went to high school with Walter Schroeder’s sister.)
I would love it to be true. Strokes suck. My dad had a big one that took him five months to die from, almost completely incapacitated. He told me that the one way he didn’t want to die was from a stroke, and he got a bad one.
I would love this to be true. Don’t know if it is. Don’t know enough. Let’s put it this way, if I had a stroke, I would try it, no question. Don’t know if that is right or wrong, but I think I would.
I work with stroke patients routinely, and believe me I would love for this to be the miracle it promises to be in the infomercial. But Ill wait and see. If it is what it says it is, the mainstream of medicine will embrace it soon enough.
Dead brain cells don’t “come back”. Ever. Dead is dead.
Perhaps some rerouting can occur, but the information that was contained in the dead cells is gone until re-learned.
They do link to a PubMed abstract
They claim that TNF is a factor in damaged neuro pathways and that embrel can reverse it. They seem to have clinical evidence to support their claim. Can’t speak for bias, etc of the research.
If it is a hoax then there are numerous “actors” who are willing to support that quack “doctor” including another physician.
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