Stroke, Dissection, Chiropractic & Cardiovascular Risk

Matthew McCoy DC, MPH
Stroke, Dissection, Chiropractic & Cardiovascular Risk

Embrace & Lead the Conversation on this Important Topic

You have no doubt heard about the death of model Katie May and the controversy in regards to chiropractic, stroke and dissection. Dr. Oz will be discussing the topic on his television show today.

Whether you want to be thoroughly prepared to discuss the issues surrounding chiropractic, dissection and stroke or you just want to review some things for yourself we have put together a number of items for you.

First, if you are insured with ChiroFutures Malpractice Program we have a number of items in the Members Only section of our website including all of the relevant literature and several online presentations of varying length and detail. CLICK HERE for that information.

Also CLICK HERE for information ChiroFutures has put out to the entire profession.

In addition to these items we have put together an entire package and presentation on Cardiovascular Disease Risk and Chiropractic. This presentation includes over 200 slides that review the science on risk, issues related to stroke and dissection and most importantly the role of chiropractic, subluxation and adjustments in cardiovascular disease risk factors. CLICK HERE to review this.

We have also put together an entire list of the research that actually shows chiropractic helps mitigate the risk of these events. CLICK HERE for that list.

The bottom line is that we don't cause strokes and dissections but we have to be aware of patients who are presenting with dissections in progress and make the appropriate management decisions. It's as simple as that.

In the end, the scientific literature actually shows that we provide care that lowers certain risk factors for cardiovascular events.

Instead of running scared from this controversy - embrace it with science, logic and reason and educate your patients and community on this important topic.

As always I look forward to your feedback, comments and suggestions.

Matthew McCoy DC, MPH
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