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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.

Melvin Mills
(918) 437-5355
12502 E 21st St
Tulsa, OK
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Mills Chiropractic Center
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Mills Chiropractic Center

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Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs: 10:00 - 1:00 & 2:30 - 6:00
Fri: 10:00 - 1:00

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Michael Taylor
(918) 749-3797
3808 East 51st Street
Tulsa, OK
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Marion Medical

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Matt Hunt
(918) 459-0333
10020-A S Mingo Rd
Tulsa, OK
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Hunt Spinal Care
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Adding years to life & life to years

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Mon/Thurs/Fri 8:30 - 12:00 & 2:30 - 5:00
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Biddle Family Chiropractic
(918) 274-4700
11624 East 86th Street North
Owasso, OK
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(918) 274-9100
13720 East 86th Street North Suite 130
Owasso, OK
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(918) 200-9916
5016 S 79th East Ave
Tulsa, OK
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Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Acupressure, Acupuncture, Applied Kinesiology, Auto Accidents, Chiropractic Traction Therapy, Chiropractic Treatment for Injuries, Chiropractors, Disc Herniation Treatment, Flexion-Distraction Therapy, Holistic Chiropractic Care, Homeopathic Medicine, Orthogonal Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Personal Injury, Physical Therapy

Doug Newcomb
(918) 251-4239
400 N Main St Ste 1
Broken Arrow, OK
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Newcomb Chiropractic Clinic

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Complete Care Chiropractic
(918) 272-8054
435 East 2nd Avenue
Owasso, OK
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(918) 274-2911
9100 North Garnett Road
Owasso, OK
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(918) 272-0400
9455 North Owasso Expressway
Owasso, OK
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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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