Back Specialist Gardner MA
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No
Monday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Chiropractors, Pain Management
Bates Chiropractic Wellness Center
Auto-related injuries,Back pain,Chronic pain,Deconditioning,Leg pain,Lower back pain,Neck pain,Pain syndrome,Soft tissue rehabilitation,Sports injuries,Upper back pain
Chiropractic adjustment,Chiropractic care,Diet & nutritional counseling,Dynatron Vibratory plate,Exercise,High voltage ultrasound,Infrared light,Interferential stimulation/therapy,Rehabilitation,Specialized rehabilitation,Spinal manipulation
Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Neurologists
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Monday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury
Harvard Square Chiropractic
Chiropractic, massage therapy, acupuncture
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes
Medical School: New York Chiropractic College, 2002
Member Organizations: American Chiropractic Association, Massachusetts Chiropractic Society, Harvard Square Business Association
Chiropractic Stroke Myth
By Anthony L. Rosner, PHD, Chiropractor
I have urged my husband to see a chiropractor for his neck pain, but he’s reluctant because he’s heard that adjustments of the cervical spine can cause stroke. Is there any basis for his concern?
The possibility of suffering a stroke as a result of chiropractic manipulation is extremely rare, occurring in fewer than 1 in 5.5 million manipulations. To understand the rarity of this occurring, consider this fact: The chance of a chiropractic manipulation causing a stroke is comparable to the risk of stroke from turning your head while driving, gazing at the stars, swimming, doing t’ai chi, or just having your hair washed in a hair salon—that is, highly unlikely.
A recent study at the University of Calgary showed that forces exerted upon the vertebral artery during manipulation were actually less than those experienced during normal head rotations and diagnostic testing. Furthermore, the forces in chiropractic treatment were only 11 percent of what could possibly cause arterial damage.
We put ourselves at far greater risk taking pain relievers or undergoing surgery. The risk of death is 400 to 700 times greater from the use of medicines such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or from surgery to treat many of the same conditions as those managed by chiropractors.
The fact is most cases of stroke are either spontaneous or the result of cumulative factors or trauma—not spinal manipulation. Unfortunately, these unfounded warnings may dissuade some people from seeking—and greatly benefiting—from spinal manipulation.
It is critical, however, that anyone having worrisome symptoms—severe neck or headache pain that has not been commonly experienced before, dizziness, or vomiting—seek immediate medical care. But once again, the chance of chiropractic treatment causing a stroke is extremely unlikely.
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