Case reports are sometimes published regarding a possible association between chiropractic and cervical artery dissection (CAD). However, case reports that are poorly written or have significant omissions or weaknesses, may led to incorrect conclusions in relation to the cause of the CAD and potential negligence.
It is important to review the issues and assess the evidence for and against chiropractic manipulation as a trigger for CAD. Using a recently published case study to highlight weaknesses and omissions in such reports. A case report is reviewed in detail and discusses the evidence assessing chiropractic manipulation as a potential trigger for CAD.
Author keywords: Cervical artery dissection, Vertebral artery dissection, spinal manipulation, chiropractic
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