An article from In Touch, Volume 12, Number 3 tells us that:
As far back as "the February 18, 2008 issue of the medical journal Spine reports that patients under chiropractic care experience no excess risk of stroke when compared with patients seeing their medical doctors. The researchers wanted to see if there was any connection between chiropractic care and a certain type of stroke known as vertebrobasilar artery (VBA) stroke. 818 cases of VBA stroke vistims who were hospitalized between April 1993 and March 2002 were examined. Their insurance billing records were examined to determine how many had visited chiropractors and how many had visited medical doctors in the year before the stroke date. There was NO DIFFERENCE in the occurence of VBA stroke between those patients who had visited a chiropractor in the previous year and those who had visited a medical doctor. Why the concern? In the past few years, media reports have tried to link chiropractic care to an increased risk of VBA strokes. VBA stroke symptoms can include headache, dizziness, neck pain, and stiffness; the same symptom many people experience if they have Vertebral Subluxation (misalignment of the spinal bones). This study also found that VBA stroke is a very, very rare event. The 818 cases examined happened in a population of more than 100 million person-years. Commentary: Perhaps the increasing popularity of chiropractic care has caused detractors to suggest that people avoid chiropractic care due to an increased risk of stroke. We are glad to see the scientific evidence does not support this belief."
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