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Chiropractic

Study Looks at Chiropractic Treatment, Stroke Risk

Mon May 12, 2003

By Alison McCook

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - People who undergo chiropractic neck and spine adjustments may be at higher risk of having a stroke as a result of tiny tears in their arteries, researchers said Monday.

However, experts said the risk of such a problem is rare at best and that chiropractic manipulations are safe overall.

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The Chiropractic Adjustment

Author: Dr. David L. Phillips
Published on: November 26, 2002

In my last article (November 12, 2002), I discussed the raison d’etre of the chiropractic profession: the vertebral subluxation. We looked at the various aspects of the subluxation, all of which can cause pain, impairment and a lessening of quality of life. This article will examine what chiropractors do about these lesions.

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Safety Pin Cycle

For the sake of simplicity, Doctors of Chiropractic refer to the "Brain-Body" connection as the "Safety Pin Cycle."

Each brain cell has a specific function of communicating to the body through special "message" lines called nerves. A perfectly functioning nerve system is capable of transmitting the necessary messages for 100% optimum body function.

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