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Is it possible to get vertebral artery dissection from neck cracking?

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Dr. Michael Schwartz
Surgery - Vascular
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In brief: Possibly

Any jerking motion of the neck can lead to carotid artery or vertebral artery dissection.
I've seen them with car accidents and a rare couple of cases with chiropractic manipulation. I can't imagine that slow turning of the neck would lead to vertebral dissection though.

In brief: Possibly

Any jerking motion of the neck can lead to carotid artery or vertebral artery dissection.
I've seen them with car accidents and a rare couple of cases with chiropractic manipulation. I can't imagine that slow turning of the neck would lead to vertebral dissection though.
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