A population-based case-series of Ontario patients who develop a vertebrobasilar artery stroke after seeing a chiropractor

Stephanie Choi, Eleanor Boyle, Pierre Côté, J. David Cassidy

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The current evidence suggests that association between chiropractic care and vertebrobasilar artery (VBA) stroke is not causal. Rather, recent epidemiological studies suggest that it is coincidental and reflects the natural history of the disorder. Because neck pain and headaches are symptoms that commonly precede the onset of a VBA stroke, these patients might seek chiropractic care while their stroke is in evolution. However, very little is known about the characteristics of these patients. In fact, only small clinical case series and physician surveys have described the characteristics of chiropractic patients who later develop a VBA stroke. To date, no population-based study has described this group of patients. Therefore, the objective of our study is to describe the characteristics of Ontario VBA stroke patients who consulted a chiropractor within the year before their stroke.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics
Volume34
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)15-22
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1. Jan 2011

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In: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Vol. 34, No. 1, 01.01.2011, p. 15-22.

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