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WARNING: Conducting an Orchestra Can Cause Vertebral Artery Dissection and Stroke

By |March 29, 2011|Research, Safety, Stroke|

WARNING: Conducting an Orchestra Can Cause Vertebral Artery Dissection and Stroke

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SOURCE:   J Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases 2011 (Mar 24)


During the past decade, the issues of cerebrovascular accidents [CVAs] and spinal manipulation have become linked in a debate of ever-increasing intensity. A copious number of studies have investigated spinal manipulation as a putative causative factor of CVAs; however, a common theme among these is the failure to adequately explore the possibility that the majority of CVAs may be spontaneous, cumulative, or caused by factors other than spinal manipulation itself. The problem is only exacerbated by the sometimes hysterical reactions apparent in the mass media over the past three years in reaction to the flawed investigations. [1]

Previous studies have shown that vertebral artery dissections (VADs) have been “caused” by things as innocuous as:

Salon shampoos
Archery
Coughing
Dental procedure
Watching aircraft
Telephone call
Yawning
Bleeding nose
Overhead work (more…)