This is my first post… long-time reader… first time poster!
Recently I’ve read some articles and have seen some reports on TV about chiropractors. According to the reports, some people have suffered strokes as a result of chiropractic adjustments. Apparently there is a danger when it comes to the twisting of the neck. Many in the medical profession would have us beleive that going to a chiropractor is like russian roulette. Of course, the chiros say it’s all nonsense and that the medical community have caused more strokes through improper use of medication.
Has anyone here heard of this? What do you think the “real” risks are?
I’ve been going to a chiropractor for about five years and have always felt safe. For the record though, he never “twists” my neck; he does what he calls the crane (sp?) technique, where he turns my head to one side and then pulls the head upwards. He also does some adjustments to my back.
I’m interested in what you folks think. My opinion is that it’s safe.