Beauty Parlor Stroke Syndrome

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Beauty Parlor Stroke Syndrome
Cerebrovasc Dis. 2006; 21 (1-2): 140-1

What Are the Outcomes of Beauty Parlor Stroke Syndrome?
Am J Phys Med Rehabil. 2002 (Dec); 81 (12): 956

Pain, Dizziness, and Central Nervous System Blood Flow in Cervical
Extension: Vascular Correlations to Beauty Parlor Stroke Syndrome and
Salon Sink Radiculopathy

Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2002 (Jun); 81 (6): 395–399

Professional shampoos have previously been implicated in beauty parlor stroke syndrome and salon sink radiculopathy. The purpose of this study was to record pain, dizziness, and cervical blood flow while subjects were specifically placed into the salon sink position and to determine whether an additional cervical support would alter these symptoms and measurements.

Cervical Vertigo After Hair Shampoo Treatment at a Hairdressing Salon: A Case Report
Spine 2000 (Mar 1); 25 (5): 632–634

The authors suggest that the hyperextended neck position during hair shampoo treatment in a beauty parlor may be a risk factor for back lifting or cerebellum vascular insufficiency. Public education should lead to avoidance of this position during hair shampoo treatment at hair dressing salon.

Salon Sink Radiculopathy: A Case Series
Am J Phys Med Rehabil 1999 (Jul–Aug); 78 (4): 381–383

We present two patients with cervical radiculopathy that was significantly exacerbated after the patient's hair had been shampooed in a salon sink; subsequently, these patients required oral administration of steroids. These cases illustrate that patients with suspected or known cervical radiculopathy should be forewarned to avoid this otherwise seemingly innocuous activity.

Stroke After Visit to the Hairdresser
Lancet. 1997 (Dec 13); 350 (9093): 1777-1778

Vertebrobasilar Disease and Beauty Parlor Stroke Syndrome
Am Fam Physician 1995 (Oct); 52 (5): 1287–1290

Beauty Parlor Stroke:   The Injuries Continue
Geriatrics 1995 (Oct); 50 (10): 14

Beauty Parlor Stroke:   When a Beautician Becomes a Physician
JAMA 1993 (Sep 8); 270 (10): 1198; Discussion 1198–9

Beauty Parlor Stroke Syndrome:   Report of Five Cases
JAMA 1993 (Apr 28); 269 (16): 2085–2086


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