A 30-year-old female asked:
neck pain after chiro manipulation-mri showed bulging c5-c6 and hypoplastic right vertebral artery. intermittent tingling all over body (face, legs, everywhere) but primarily on left side (where most pain is). 35 weeks pregnant.
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Dr. Jack Tseng answered
8 years experience Family Medicine
Neurosurgeon ASAP: Hypoplastic vertebral artery means narrowing of a neck blood vessel and people who have it are often born with it. This increases the risk of stroke. Pregnancy also tends to make the blood clot more easily thus you are at increased risk of stroke. Manipulation could also have causes blood vessel tear in a compromised area. Given you are having symptoms, immediate evaluation is highly advised.
Answered on Jul 2, 2017
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