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 dissection is a tear in the lining of the artery,...

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