Dr. Capoferri is awesome! Here he is presenting to doctors attending the Primary Spine Care Symposium in New York, Sunday, January 22, 2017. We had a great time hanging out with our friends Dr. Robert Peyster, head of Neuroradiology, Stony Brook University School of Medicine and his wife, Joy. He is the leading expert on MRI.
Many patients will seek chiropractor care for neck pain and headaches. In the great majority of cases, the pain involved is not related to a stroke. However, on occasion, it may be. When the pain is related to a stroke, some of these patients developed a full range of stroke symptoms. Over the years, reports in the popular press and the scientific literature have suggested or stated outright that in patients who experience a stroke following chiropractic care, the stroke was caused by the chiropractor!
We now know that this is very unlikely to be the case. What is far more likely is that the patient developed a thrombus or embolism in their vertebral arteries, producing neck pain and headache. This person sought health care for the pain. Whether they saw a chiropractor or their medical provider, they would progress on to a stroke at virtually the same rate. While the argument that the chiropractor caused the problem is convenient, the science indicates that it is in all likelihood a mistake to draw such a conclusion.
Results of a Population-Based Case-Control and Case-Crossover Study
Vertebrobasilar artery stroke is a very rare event in the population. The increased risks of vertebrobasilar artery stroke associated with chiropractic and PCP visits is likely due to patients with a headache and neck pain from vertebrobasilar artery dissection seeking care before their stroke. We found no evidence of excess risk of vertebrobasilar artery stroke associated chiropractic care compared to primary care.
Correct posture is a simple but very important way to keep the intricate structures in the back and spine healthy. Good posture and back support are critical to reducing the incidence and severity of back and neck pain.
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The results announced in the International Journal of Psychophysiology this month show a link between neurofeedback training and improved memory in a 40 person trial.
Dr David Vernon, from Imperial College London at the Charing Cross hospital says: "Previous research has indicated that neurofeedback can be used to help treat a number of conditions including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, epilepsy and alcoholism by training particular aspects of brain activity, but this is the first time we have shown a link between the use of neurofeedback, and improvements in memory."
In a recent research paper published in Spine Journal the risk of injury was found to be76% lower in a Chiropractic office than a Primary Care Medical Office. The study involved over 2,000,000 adjustments in patients 66-99 years of age. The article stated;