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Chiropracters and stroke risk

Postby reedy » Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:28 pm

If you go to, or are considering going to, a chiropracter you should ensure they do not go near your neck. Not only can they make SM/CM conditions worse, there is an increased risk of stroke:
http://www.quackwatch.com/01QuackeryRel ... troke.html

You might also be interested in this defensive, but unsuccessful, response by a chiropractic organization:
http://www.chirobase.org/08Legal/bus_ad.html
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Re: Chiropracters and stroke risk

Postby DEN » Thu Jun 14, 2012 4:17 pm

Additionally, neck manipulations may be a cause of carotid artery dissections.
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Re: Chiropracters and stroke risk

Postby Debbieducati » Sat Jun 16, 2012 12:20 am

Ok! you need to say more on this, because as of last July I went off all my meds and the only way I can stop the ICP migrains or other neuro symptoms is to see my chiropractor once or twice weekly. This has controled my pain better the the medication I have tried for 7 years. Having two chronic problems is been a battle. All in all the chiropractor has been better then meds I have been on. So what is the theory behind this risk? What is the long term affect besides what we all ready have to look forward too.
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Re: Chiropracters and stroke risk

Postby reedy » Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:23 pm

hi Debbie, the article is pretty explicit about mechanisms and outcomes - it's in there. There are actually some good chiros out there who are aware of all these risks and stay away from the danger zones and do not make unsubstantiated (or unsubstantiatable) claims about what they can do and how it works. If they claim they can cure major illness and if they talk about subluxation (a non-existent mechanism), then they are very likely to be a quack and a risk to you. Chiropractry is self-regulated (i.e. unregulated) so you can not use the presence of certificates and degrees in chiropractry to tell if you are seeing a quack or not. Perhaps talk to your chiro after reading this article (and others like it such as Ben Goldacre's book [url]Bad Science[/url], or Simon Singh & Edvard Ernst's book Trick or Treatment, or Ben Goldacre's blog site http://www.badscience.net/ )

If you get in at the NIH, you might also want to talk to the Rehab Medicine folks there. Dr Paul Scott is brilliant, and will give you a clear answer.

http://www.amazon.com/Bad-Science-Ben-G ... 000728487X
http://www.amazon.com/Trick-Treatment-U ... +Treatment
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Re: Chiropracters and stroke risk

Postby razzle » Mon Jun 18, 2012 3:45 pm

they are very dangerous for people with chiari

http://wacma.com/ go here then clink Onsite info and about the 6th article down , tells about the dangers of Chiropractors
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Re: Chiropracters and stroke risk

Postby keggler 1 » Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:41 pm

Hello... The bones in your neck are so small and delicate they never need to be put thru trama
but mulipulation(Popping neck) I have a good friend that is a MD and a Chiropracter and he said he would never touch anyone with Chiari.Good luck...Jerry in Carolina...
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