HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
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
comments@worldchiropracticalliance.org
800-347-1011
World Chiropractic Alliance
22-May-2001


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:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: basis found for conlusion that chiropractic linked strokes

(Date:11/24/2014)... The Holiday Inn Westbury - Long Island ... Association to donate various items consisting of practical, ... such items.The Association's program is aimed toward helping over ... nursing homes, assisted living facilities and nursing homes. The ... of seniors throughout the Long Island area. The Holiday ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... SafeHandles™ announced that they will be ... Begley Jr, airing via Discovery Channel. Dates and show ... passive, non-invasive, replaceable, and affordable germ protective device. This ... sleeves and adhesives to promote hand hygiene in high ... of SafeHandles is the desire to make a positive ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... "My friend was killed when a vehicle ... street in his motorized wheelchair," said an inventor from ... up with this idea so that people in wheelchairs ... the Safety Lites to make a wheelchair highly visible, ... ensures that motorists can see the wheelchair. This helps ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... The report, “Market Snapshot: Aesthetic ... - Asia-Pacific” provides quantitative analysis of the three ... invasive body contouring devices, non-invasive body contouring devices ... size data by revenue and volume over the ... Japan, South Korea, Australia and India. It uses ...
(Date:11/23/2014)... -- Close friends have more influence on teens, alcohol ... study says. "We,ve known for a long ... individual alcohol use, but there are no common studies ... friend group,s influence on those decisions," Jonathon Beckmeyer, an ... said in a university news release. Beckmeyer analyzed ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The Holiday Inn Westbury - Long Island gives back to the local Long Island community, and also goes beyond borders to assist those in need during the 2014 Holiday Season 2Health News:The Holiday Inn Westbury - Long Island gives back to the local Long Island community, and also goes beyond borders to assist those in need during the 2014 Holiday Season 3Health News:New Episode of Innovations TV Series to Feature SafeHandles™ 2Health News:Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market in APAC (China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and India) to 2020 2Health News:Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market in APAC (China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and India) to 2020 3Health News:Aesthetic Lasers and Energy Devices Market in APAC (China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and India) to 2020 4Health News:Close Friends May Be Key to Teens' Drinking 2
(Date:11/24/2014)... 2014 Juno Therapeutics today announced that ... the company,s JCAR015 chimeric antigen receptor product candidate. ... or refractory B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia and was ... Cancer Center, where Phase 1 clinical trials are ... is important news for patients who may benefit ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... BOCA RATON, Fla. , Nov. 24, 2014  Marta ... Aesthetic Medicine, Boca Raton , FL and international ... dermatologic physicians selected from the United States ... 14-16 in Istanbul, Turkey . Here, at ... truly meet West, as world renowned facial plastic surgery experts ...
(Date:11/24/2014)... 24, 2014  AiCure, an artificial intelligence company ... monitor medication ingestion, has announced the start of ... with patients receiving medication as maintenance therapy for ... prescription opiates have quadrupled in the last 15 ... than heroin, cocaine and benzodiazepines combined. Overall, the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Juno T Cell Therapy For Leukemia Granted FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation 2Juno T Cell Therapy For Leukemia Granted FDA Breakthrough Therapy Designation 3Marta Rendon, MD Selected To Attend Prestigious, Global Aesthetic Experts Summit! 2Marta Rendon, MD Selected To Attend Prestigious, Global Aesthetic Experts Summit! 3Can artificial intelligence solve the $55 billion problem of opioid abuse? 2
Cached News: