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An In-Depth Look at Stroke and Its Ties to Arterial Dissection

on Mar 3, 2017 in Blog

An In-Depth Look at Stroke and Its Ties to Arterial Dissection

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. Nearly 800,000 people have a stroke every year. Unfortunately, many people don’t know that common activities and daily habits can increase their risk of having a stroke. Even seeing a chiropractor, which is perceived to be conducive to good health, may increase stroke risks. What Is a Stroke? A stroke is described by the National Stroke Association as a kind of “brain attack.” Basically, an event occurs that causes the blood...

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Symptoms and Effects of Arterial Dissection

on Feb 23, 2017 in Artery Dissection, Blog

Symptoms and Effects of Arterial Dissection

Arterial dissection is a rare and serious condition that occurs when there’s a separation of the layers of an artery wall, which supplies oxygen-bearing blood to the head. It’s the most common cause of stroke among young adults. Early detection and intervention is key in cases concerning this ailment. This diagnosis is associated with frequent visits to the chiropractor for neck manipulation. Though in the most extreme cases arterial dissection is fatal, there are many symptoms and long-term effects associated the condition. Symptoms Arterial...

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Should You Take Your Child to a Chiropractor?

on Feb 8, 2017 in Blog

Should You Take Your Child to a Chiropractor?

A new trend has surfaced in which many people are now taking their children to chiropractors to treat anything from ear infections to body aches. Some chiropractors even encourage parents to bring in completely healthy children for periodic adjustments for the sake of maintaining health. Before taking your child to the chiropractor, however, you should be aware of the potential risks of subjecting children to chiropractic adjustments. Potential for Serious Adverse Effects Chiropractic adjustments always carry risks for serious adverse effects...

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Treatment Developments for Arterial Dissection

on Feb 4, 2017 in Blog

Treatment Developments for Arterial Dissection

New treatment options are becoming available on a daily basis for those suffering from arterial dissection. Arterial dissection occurs when an artery is torn, often as a result of trauma or the type of manipulation involved in chiropractic care. Right now the overwhelming majority of research and funding is being funneled towards two different solutions that have proven to be effective: Prescription medication interventions that work to cause a biochemical reaction in the body, which then compels the body to heal the arterial dissection...

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Arterial Dissection Case Study: The Sad Case of Model Katie May

on Jan 21, 2017 in Blog

Arterial Dissection Case Study: The Sad Case of Model Katie May

Up and coming professional model (having already appeared in Playboy and garnered more than one million followers on Instagram) Katie May completely understood that the sets on a photo shoot can get pretty busy, pretty hectic, and more than a little bit cluttered. On a shoot, Katie took a bit of a tumble and smacked her neck pretty hard – and woke up the next day feeling a little bit worse for wear. Icing it down, taking over-the-counter pain medications, and generally hoping for the best, Katie tried to push through this nagging injury for...

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Jury Awards Plaintiff $577,000 in Cervical Manipulation Case

on Jul 27, 2016 in Law Suits

Jury Awards Plaintiff $577,000 in Cervical Manipulation Case

We already know that there’s a direct relationship between cervical manipulation, arterial dissection, and stroke. Through medical studies, doctors have established the connection and encourage chiropractors to warn their patients of the risks involved. Who is at Risk? Patients with risk factors for stroke aren’t the only ones who might experience an arterial dissection. Studies show that even young, healthy individuals with no preexisting risk factors such as hypertension and high blood pressure are vulnerable to a stroke caused by cervical...

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