The Dangers Of Chiropractic Manipulation

Chiropractic is a field of health care focusing on the back and neck. Through careful spinal manipulations, chiropractors aim to relieve pain and improve alignment.

Chiropractors, like other health care practitioners, must follow reasonable standards of care. They can be held liable for professional negligence.

At the Law Offices of Bereznoff & Little, we represent patients and their loved ones in medical malpractice cases, including claims involving severe injuries or death that resulted from chiropractic negligence. Contact our office in Troy, Michigan, for a free initial consultation to discuss your options.

How Harm Can Result From Chiropractic Malpractice

Chiropractic adjustments can sometimes cause more harm than healing — particularly if performed negligently. Damage to the spinal cord, vertebral column and nerve tissue can lead to significant complications.

Many studies over the years have shown a connection between chiropractic manipulation and certain types of strokes, especially in younger adults with no other risk factors. The risk lies in the anatomy of the neck. Arteries that supply blood to the brain weave through tiny holes in the vertebrae. Over-rotation or hyperextension of the neck during forceful chiropractic adjustments cause these delicate arteries to tear. In some cases, a stroke happens immediately. In others, the weakened artery ruptures weeks or months later.

Other examples of chiropractor malpractice include:

  • Failure to obtain your informed consent before performing adjustments
  • Failure to identify, diagnose or refer life-threatening conditions such as strokes, embolisms and heart attacks
  • Improper adjustments, which can lead to new or worsened injuries

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