On her drive home from a high-velocity chiropractic neck adjustment intended to help her migraines, a 59-year-old woman noticed a “tadpole-shaped” spot in her vision. Then, the next day, two more appeared, which caused her to seek help from the Kellogg Eye Center.
They found that the quick twisting, popping and cracking motions applied to her neck created pressure in her eye, which damaged the blood vessels in her retina, leading to vision problems. Her vision returned to normal in two weeks without treatment, but the press surrounding the incident included various warnings to patients about receiving chiropractic neck adjustments.
The Science Daily story even went so far as to link neck adjustments to increased stroke risk.
We’ve discussed the liabilities associated with performing manual neck adjustments in our blog before, and now that the issue is in the press, it is even more important that you offer alternative methods.
Our PulStar multiple impulse therapy technology is a much gentler alternative to manual neck adjustments. Using scientific analysis data, you are able to identify the exact point of misalignment before applying delicate pulses into the area that improve the patient’s symptoms in a fraction of the time. And the best part? You can relieve a patient’s pain without any of the popping, twisting and cracking of the traditional methods.