Chiropractic Does NOT Cause Stroke
There has been a lot of media attention over the years when a sad event occurs, someone suffers or dies from a “stroke” shortly after seeing their chiropractor. As one would think it should be investigated to see if there was any relation. Many emotional family members may ‘swear’ that the chiropractic neck adjustment was the cause but they would be wrong. Strokes happen due to a weakness in an artery that dislodges a piece of that arterial wall that then circulates up to the small arteries of the brain causing a blockage or “clog” thus depriving the brain of vital blood flow. It it does not disslodge quickly the person may die from brain failure. The “weak” artery can be anywhere in the body far from the brain, the legs being the most common. A common scenario is: A blood clot in the legs that has built up over years from poor circulation, degeneration(varicose veins), an inflammatory diet, or injuries will “break” off and drift upwards getting stuck in the very tiny brain arteries causing the stroke. But being adjusted by your chiropractor cannot cause this scenario to occur no matter how much noise a neck adjustment makes and the research literature proves this.
A very detailed meta-analysis of over 253 published papers on stroke and manipulation occurance covering 11 million individuals noted that 1.5 – 3 out of 100,000 people who were adjusted by chiropractors had a stroke occur! Your changes of being struck by a bus on a busy city street are greater! So in conclusion I would like to ease your mind and fears about injuries from chiropractic care.
For the intelletuals out there read the article here;
Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Chiropractic Care and Cervical Artery Dissection: No Evidence for Causation
Make it GREAT DAY!
Dr. Demetrios Kydonieus, Chiropractic Nutritionist
Ruckersville, VA USA
PS For any fisherman out there watch me catch some real good fightin’ fish called snakeheads on the Potomac River!