Millions of people use chiropractors and swear by the results.
But one local man said that it was a trip to the chiropractor that cost him his job and his health.
Richard Rossert of Nashotah was a successful business man when a trip to the chiropractor to relieve his back pain changed his life forever.
Rossert said that he had a neck manipulation performed and afterwards the chiropractor told him that his system was all aligned.
After having his neck manipulated by the chiropractor Rossert made it
back to his office, but started having problems.
“I couldn’t get my key in the door. I guess I got it in there, but when I came around my desk I was gone,” Rossert said.
His secretary, a former nurse, realized that he was suffering symptoms of a stroke and called an ambulance immediately.
Doctors said Rossert suffered a vertebral artery dissection, or the tearing of an artery that supplies blood to the brain, and that caused the stroke.
Rossert believes chiropractic treatment caused his stroke. This is not far fetched. It’s a risk that must be considered when undergoing this treatment. There are no subluxations, no misalignments. Cracking your neck and back may feel good but is not medically necessary (and I can do it myself and find NO need to pay someone every few weeks to do it for me). The article contains this quote about chiropractic: “The risk is very very low, but the benefits are unproven so why take the risk at all”. Indeed.
For a primer on chiropractic, start here.
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