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Neck Therapies may lead to Strokes

A statement made by the American Heart Association recently, has left everyone in the thought of the danger and consequences of neck therapies. A report from a medical research centre stated the benefits of neck treatment and therapies however; the centre also explained the possibility of a stroke due to these therapies as a consequence.

According to the American Heart Association, the patients should be made aware of this health risk prior to consulting a doctor for neck manipulation therapy.

Contradiction between Neck Therapies and Strokes are not clear but, doctors believe that sudden force made to Neck can lead to risks of stroke

Contradiction between Neck Therapies and Strokes are not clear but, doctors believe that sudden force made to Neck can lead to risks of stroke

A lead author of this discussion, Dr. José Biller stated; “Although a cause-and-effect relationship between these therapies and CD has not been established and the risk is probably low, CD can result in serious neurological injury.  Patients should be informed of this association before undergoing neck manipulation.”

It is difficult to conclude whether all patients undergoing for neck manipulation therapies will meet a stroke, and they must not relate other common symptoms such as dizziness to a stroke. However, patients must immediately inform the doctor, in case of any double vision or unsteadiness.

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