I had six strokes within one month, via neck manipulation, the first two right there on the chiropractic table. This was almost five years ago (will be 5 years in late October) so the following warning comes nearly 3 years too late to do me any good, but you better believe I want to spread the word! I was only 39 years old at the time. As evidenced by the ongoing material for this blog, my life is forever, radically changed!
AUGUST IS THE 2nd ANNIVERSARY OF THIS SCIENTIFIC STATEMENT
Neck manipulation may be associated with stroke
American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Scientific Statement
August 07, 2014 Categories: Stroke News
•Manipulating the neck has been associated with cervical dissection, a type of arterial tear that can lead to stroke.
•Although a direct cause-and-effect link has not been established between neck manipulation and the risk of stroke, healthcare providers should inform patients of the association before they undergo neck manipulation.
Aug. 7, 2014