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Chiropractic Stroke Risk & Connecticut Health Department

Connecticut advocacy groups are trying to force chiropractors warn patients of strokes with every chirorpractic neck adjustment. Strokes after a chiropractic adjustment is probably one of the most common concerns that I find with patients who have never had chiropractic treatment. It is almost like the "dirty" little secret in chiropractic. Chiropractic stroke aka "vertebral artery dissection" (VAD) and "vertebrobasilar arterial ischemia" (VBI) can occur in the beauty salons with "Beauty parlor stroke syndrome," painters, swimming and bow hunting. For a good source of information about chiropractic strokes, you can visit chiro.org's link here or NCMIC's brochure here. It is important to keep in mind some common symptoms associated with strokes in general:

5 D’s And 3 N’s:
SIGNS OF STROKE

Diplopia -- Double vision or other vision problems
Dizziness -- Vertigo, light-headedness
Drop attacks -- Sudden numbness/weakness of face/arm/leg
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