Life after Stroke Resulting from Arterial Dissection

There are certain conditions and lifestyle factors that increase the risk for stroke no matter what age you are. Lifestyle factors such as obesity and habitual alcohol drinking make one susceptible to developing stroke. But what if you live a healthy lifestyle, do not rely upon medications, live a drug-free life, and has an active fitness regimen but one day suddenly suffers from stroke? We now trace this your activities prior to having a stroke. There are many reports of people suffering from stroke that may have resulted from arterial dissection after a chiropractic visit. Although...

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Arterial Dissection: Reducing Risk of Hypertension

Hypertension is one of the causes of cervical artery dissection and aortic dissection, aside from the underlying diseases that increase one’s risk of these conditions. Certain lifestyle changes and home remedies are being suggested by doctors to prevent hypertension, while for others who already have this condition – keep it from worsening. The following are some helpful steps to take that would help reduce your risk of hypertension. Blood Pressure Control What makes blood pressure convenient and accurate is your choice of blood pressure monitoring/measuring device and if you are doing...

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Arterial Dissection Spontaneous Causes: Fibromuscular Dysplasia and Marfan Syndrome

Early diagnosis of arterial dissection helps in preventing lesions which may be permanent neurologic lesions that could affect the quality of life or may even lead to death among patients. The increased incidence of cerebral ischemic accidents due to this case can be accounted to poor diagnosis.   Neurologic Symptoms of Arterial Dissection The most frequent symptoms reported by patients who are suffering from arterial dissection are mostly neurological signs such as headache, facial pain or cervical pain with acute onset with headache being the most frequent symptom in 55% to 100% of...

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Medical Malpractice Risks in Chiropractic Treatment

Chiropractic Malpractice The Florida personal injury attorneys at Dellecker, Wilson, King, McKenna, Ruffier & Sos have years of experience litigating against chiropractic malpractice. If you or your loved ones have experienced injuries after visiting a chiropractor, even if these injuries did not occur for weeks after the appointment, call us or come in for a free consultation today. Elements of Chiropractic Malpractice As with any medical malpractice case, medical professionals owe a duty of care to their patients. Medical professionals are expected to perform their services at a level...

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Chiropractic Treatment Medical Risks

Risk of Arterial Dissection and Stroke The American Heart Association recognizes that chiropractic neck manipulations, or having your neck adjusted by a chiropractor, may be associated with an increased risk of stroke. This is because chiropractic cervical manipulation may lead to vertebral artery dissection, or a tearing of the inner lining of the artery. The risk of arterial dissection is even higher among people who have existing risk factors or a history of smoking. However, arterial dissection may occur in anyone, even if they have been receiving chiropractic treatment for years without...

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Arterial Dissection Fatality Case May Help Raise Awareness about Issues with Chiropractic Safety

On March 12, 2016, 32-year-old Brittany Ann Thomas passed away. The death of the young wife and mother of two was a tragedy, but her husband, Willis G. Thomas, believes it was one that could have been prevented. Mr. Thomas is in the process of suing chiropractor Steven Lint and his practice Bruceton Wellness Center PLLC for negligence that he believes contributed to the death of his wife. Mrs. Thomas’s Chiropractic Visits Mrs. Thomas went to Bruceton Wellness Center PLLC for chiropractic services from January 2014 to June 2014 and then visited the chiropractic office twice in March of 2016....

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