Friday Jul 29, 2022
”Vertebral Artery Dissection” facts and Fiction w/ Guest Dr. William Lauretti, DC
Recent articles about Vertebral Artery Dissection in the national press have raised the controversy and called upon expert responses from the chiropractic profession.In this episode of TechTalk, Dr. Greenstein and Brad Cost interview Dr. William Lauretti, DC about the subject matter to help the profession understand the issue, learn to look for symptoms, and how to answer patient questions.
Studies appearing in the New England Journal of Medicine offer the first clue that these attacks upon cervical manipulation have been largely misdirected, as the annual rates of spontaneous vertebral artery dissection (VAD) have been estimated to occur between 2.5 and 3 times per 100,000 patients, as much as 30 times greater than dissection rates attributed to chiropractic manipulation.7,8
7 Shieving WT, Mokri B, Whisnant JP. Internal carotid artery dissection in a community: Rochester, Minnesota, 1987-1992. Stroke. 1993;24(11):1678-80.
8 Carey RF. A report on the occurrence of cerebral vascular accidents in chiropractic practice. Journal of the Canadian Chiropractic Association. 1993;57(2):104-106.
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