Risk of Vertebrobasilar Stroke and Chiropractic Care: Results of a Population-Based Case-Control and Case-Crossover Study

  title={Risk of Vertebrobasilar Stroke and Chiropractic Care: Results of a Population-Based Case-Control and Case-Crossover Study},
  author={J. Cassidy and E. Boyle and P. C{\^o}t{\'e} and Y. He and S. Hogg-Johnson and F. Silver and S. Bondy},
  • J. Cassidy, E. Boyle, +4 authors S. Bondy
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine
  • Spine
  • Study Design. Population-based, case-control and case-crossover study. Objective. To investigate associations between chiropractic visits and vertebrobasilar artery (VBA) stroke and to contrast this with primary care physician (PCP) visits and VBA stroke. Summary of Background Data. Chiropractic care is popular for neck pain and headache, but may increase the risk for VBA dissection and stroke. Neck pain and headache are common symptoms of VBA dissection, which commonly precedes VBA stroke… CONTINUE READING
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