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How does chiropractic neck cracking cause strokes? On the news, it said that chiropractors are a cause if strokes

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Dr. William Simon
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In brief: Manipulation

Chiropractors, osteopaths and some physical therapists can cause strokes by the violent twisting of the neck usually causing injury to the vertebral artery or by breaking off plaque in carotid artery.
This is a rare occurrence as most cervical adjustments are more controlled. Let your provider if you have any dizziness during treatment as that could be a risk sign.

In brief: Manipulation

Chiropractors, osteopaths and some physical therapists can cause strokes by the violent twisting of the neck usually causing injury to the vertebral artery or by breaking off plaque in carotid artery.
This is a rare occurrence as most cervical adjustments are more controlled. Let your provider if you have any dizziness during treatment as that could be a risk sign.
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