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Does Chiropractic Care Increase the Risk of Vertebrobasilar Stroke?
In the most definitive study on this topic, authors looked at 818 people in a claims database to determine whether neck extension and rotation during chiropractic care increases the risk of VBA dissection and stroke. The authors found no evidence of excess risk of VBA stroke associated with chiropractic care compared to primary care.
For more information on the topic, read our VBA stroke factsheet, or watch this video by Palmer Vice Chancellor for Research & Health Policy Christine Goertz, D.C. Ph.D.
*It is important to note that the populations may not be the same.