No basis found for conlusion that chiropractic is linked to strokes

The implication that chiropractic care is linked to stroke is totally unsupported by clinical research, according to a leading chiropractic organization.

The World Chiropractic Alliance (WCA), responding to a paper in the May 2001 issue of Stroke, emphasized that chiropractic is among the safest of all health care disciplines. "The Stroke article was so littered with erroneous assumptions and speculation that it has no scientific value," stated Terry A. Rondberg, D.C., WCA president. The article concluded that, in people under age 45, cervical manipulations may increase -- by as much as fivefold -- the risk of a rare type of stroke called a vertebrobasilar accident.

To reach that conclusion, the researchers looked at 582 people admitted to hospitals with vertebrobasilar stroke, and found that "only 9 had a cervical manipulation within 1 week of their VBA."

However, in an interview with WebMD contributor Jeanie Davis, they admitted, ""We don't actually know that spinal manipulation was performed during the chiropractic visit. It's quite possible to go in with a neck complaint and not have a manipulation done. Some patients go to a chiropractor without a neck complaint and have a neck manipulation done... we can only infer based on the timing of events," stated lead author Deanna M. Rothwell, MSc."

According to researcher Christopher Kent, D.C., president of the Council on Chiropractic Practice, "The fact that a temporal relationship exists between two events does not mean that one caused the other. After evaluating the available literature, an expert panel found no competent evidence that specific chiropractic adjustments cause strokes."

The study's researchers also admitted they based their conclusions on assumptions and estimates. "This study design does not permit us to estimate the number of cases that are truly the result of trauma sustained during manipulation," they wrote. "Positive validation of the type of stroke wo

Contact: Dr. Terry A. Rondberg
World Chiropractic Alliance

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Study lays down genetic basis for sinus disease and nasal polyps
2. New molecule may be basis for drugs that battle overeating and drug dependency
3. UCL study questions basis for treatment of diseases including cancer and arthritis
4. Laser measurements reveal biological basis of distance perception
5. Emory brain imaging studies reveal biological basis for human cooperation
6. Acupuncture found to lower elevations in blood pressure
7. Proteins found in urine of pregnant women could help diagnose preeclampsia
8. Potential drug target for treating cocaine abuse found
9. Similar results found in both older and younger patients undergoing weight-loss surgery
10. Infectious agent linked to mad cow disease found in organs other than the brain
11. Generation gap found in chronic pain

Post Your Comments:

(Date:6/26/2016)... , ... June 26, 2016 , ... On June 10-11, ... of the 2016 Cereal Festival and World’s Longest Breakfast Table in Battle Creek, MI, ... the city’s history as home to some of the world’s leading providers of cereal ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Experts from the American Institutes for Research ... June 26-28, 2016, at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. , AIR experts ... planning, healthcare costs and patient and family engagement. , AIR researchers will be ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a lifelong Southern Californian, ... and his M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He trained ... Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars Sinai program where ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who have experienced traumatic ... many turn to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping ... released tools for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... offering micro-osteoperforation for accelerated orthodontic treatment. Dr. Cheng has extensive experience with all ... brackets , AcceleDent, and accelerated osteogenic orthodontics. , Micro-osteoperforation is a revolutionary ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research ... Pharma News Issue 52" report to their offering. ... in influenza treatment creates a favourable commercial environment for MedImmune ... growing patient base that will serve to drive considerable growth ... vaccine would serve to cap sales considerably, but development is ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. , June 23, 2016 ... 9:00 a.m. CST on Thursday, July 7, 2016 , , ... kayla.belcher@frost.com ) , , , , EXPERT PANELISTS:  ... Sciences, Nitin Naik; Senior Industry Analyst, Christi Bird; Senior Industry Analyst, ... The global pharmaceutical industry is witnessing ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... today announced the establishment of Astellas Farma Colombia (AFC), a new affiliate with operations headquartered in Bogota. ... ... ... ... Astellas is a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: