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Life after Stroke Resulting from Arterial Dissection

on Sep 19, 2017 in Artery Dissection, Blog

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...

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How Can Physical Activity Lower Blood Pressure

on Aug 22, 2017 in Blog

How Can Physical Activity Lower Blood Pressure

People who engage in regular physical activity has been found to have lower risk of heart diseases, stroke, and chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have provided guidelines to help both children and adults improve their overall health through regular physical activity. “For substantial health benefits, adults should do at least 150 minutes (2 hours and 30 minutes) a week of moderate-intensity, or 75 minutes (1 hour and 15 minutes) a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic activity, or an...

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Arterial Dissection: Reducing Risk of Hypertension

on Aug 15, 2017 in Artery Dissection, Blog

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...

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Arterial Dissection: Chiropractic Malpractice Considerations

on May 29, 2017 in Blog, Law Suits

Arterial Dissection: Chiropractic Malpractice Considerations

Research shows 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. Arterial dissection may occur in anyone, even if they have been receiving chiropractic treatment for years without problems. However, the risk is higher among people who have existing risk factors or a history of smoking. Arterial Dissection Arterial...

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Arterial Dissection Spontaneous Causes: Fibromuscular Dysplasia and Marfan Syndrome

on May 15, 2017 in Artery Dissection, Blog

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...

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Medical Malpractice Risks in Chiropractic Treatment

on Apr 28, 2017 in Artery Dissection, Law Suits

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...

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Chiropractic Treatment Medical Risks

on Apr 25, 2017 in Artery Dissection, Blog

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...

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The Dangers of Chiropractic Manipulations

on Mar 31, 2017 in Blog

The Dangers of Chiropractic Manipulations

According to the American Chiropractic Association, about 30 million Americans visit a chiropractor every year. Most of the people who visit a chiropractor believe chiropractic manipulations to be completely safe.  Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Risk of Stroke One of the most extreme dangers associated with chiropractic manipulations is the risk of having a stroke caused by vertebral artery dissection. A vertebral artery dissection is the tearing of an artery that can occur as a result of a neck manipulation. Due to the high speed...

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

on Mar 27, 2017 in Artery Dissection, Blog, Law Suits

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...

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Life after Vertebral Arterial Dissection

on Mar 20, 2017 in Artery Dissection, Blog

Life after Vertebral Arterial Dissection

Vertebral arterial dissection affects every single person differently. The injury can cause a stroke, which can also have an impact on the recovery process and the long term effects. If the arterial dissection was caused by a chiropractic manipulation or other sudden trauma, it can also heal differently and require different actions for optimal recovery than an arterial dissection caused by lifestyle factors. Despite the differences and effects, however, life can be enjoyable for most patients after arterial dissection has occurred. The...

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