So I had a 39 year old female patient come in yesterday with chronic neck pain. After taking her extensive history on her neck pain, she commented on the four epidural injections she had, how the 5 daily pain medications, and physical therapy didn't help her. (Remember, I love how the body heals itself, so sometimes these things make you feel better.) We did a thorough examination and took digital X-rays of her neck. After, I presented her condition, and I prescribed Chiropractic adjustments, stretching exercises, ergonomics and home postural changes, and I advised her to remain in care with her Medical Doctor.
Then it happened, she stated, " I don't want a Chiropractic Adjustment of my neck, because I might have a stroke and die."
I said, "Yes, this is a chance, but getting struck by lighting while sleeping in bed on a summer night could happen as well."
I asked where she received this information about neck adjustments? She said she went online and read a "medical review article." Even today, there are some Medical Doctors or some other motivated individuals writing articles against the tools of our profession. NON-SENSE. Pure NON-SENSE. Any decent Chiropractor will do an examination and history that rules our any risk of injury including Stroke/CVA. The Chiropractic Adjustment should never comprise the vertebral arteries when done correct. I’ve adjusted hundreds of thousands of necks and not had one stroke or CVA. Now, I’ve also elected to use NON-Force adjusting techniques on the cervical spine all the time. So don’t be afraid of getting neck adjustments from a qualified Doctor of Chiropractic. If you want more information on this visit:
Also, anyone who’s not an expert in the Chiropractic profession should not comment and give “professional opinions” on our professional techniques. Likewise, I will give my professional opinion on dentistry as a Doctor of Chiropractor. Please be very careful what you read. There are people still discriminating for their interest. I’m sure you already know that. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to come on in, or send them to me. Our Chiropractic office is located in Torrance, California, and my personal email is DrBrad@Backtohealthcare.com