Back Specialist Gardner MA

The possibility of suffering a stroke as a result of chiropractic manipulation is extremely rare. 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.

F. Martin Streb
(978) 928-5200
48 Gardner Rd. 
Hubbardston, MA
Specialties
Chiropractic
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: No
Workmens Comp Accepted: No
Accepts Uninsured Patients: No
Emergency Care: No


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Agp Chiropractic
(978) 297-4133
356 River St
Winchendon, MA

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Baxter Chiropractic
(978) 249-2225
123 S Main St
Athol, MA

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De Lisle, Richard W, Dc - De Lisle Chiropractic Offices
(978) 537-2490
285 Central St Ste 205
Leominster, MA

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Charles St Family Chiropractic
(617) 849-9092
102 Charles Street
Boston, MA
Promotion
New Patient Program:
$99 comprehensive exam,
x-rays (if needed) and report.
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Tuesday 3:00 PM - 6:15 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Friday Closed
Saturday 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Laser Therapy, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Mobile Chiropractic Care, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Dr. Robert Bates
Bates Chiropractic Wellness Center
(978) 368-1010
116 Union Street
Clinton, MA
Specialty
Chiropractor
Conditions
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
Treatments
Chiropractic adjustment,Chiropractic care,Diet & nutritional counseling,Dynatron Vibratory plate,Exercise,High voltage ultrasound,Infrared light,Interferential stimulation/therapy,Rehabilitation,Specialized rehabilitation,Spinal manipulation
Certifications
Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Neurologists

Mass Avenue Chiropractic Ctr
(978) 342-9900
313 Lunenburg St
Fitchburg, MA

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Northeast Chiropractic Inc
(978) 534-1222
81 N Main St
Leominster, MA

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Dr. Herbert Jeffrey Bernstein - Chiropractor
(617) 383-9989
209 Harvard St., suite 205,
Brookline, MA
Promotion
Complimentary back, neck, shoulder or headache pain evaluation. We do extremely gentle care: never any twisting, cracking or popping of neck or back. Very advanced techniques, totally gentle work. Not painful at all!
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 5:15 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:45 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 4:45 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Neurology, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Massage Therapy, Pain Management, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

Dr. Peter G. Hill, Weston MA Chiropractor
(781) 303-2683
687 Wellesley St.
Weston, MA
Promotion
Call us today to schedule an appointment!
Hours
Monday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Thursday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Saturday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Services
Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Decompression Therapy, Disc Herniation Treatment, Emergency Chiropractic Care, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury

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Chiropractic Stroke Myth

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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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