Safety of Chiropractic: Response in Case of Media Attention
By the FCA - compiled from ACA and other resources
Friday, 21 October 2016
From time to time, there may be coverage in local and national media about the issue of cervical manipulation and the purported risk of stroke. There is growing
interest in the association between cervical manipulation and vertebrobasilar
artery (VBA) stroke. Historically,
opinion rather than fact has often dominated discussions on this topic, even
though the incidence of stroke associated with cervical manipulation is very
rare and there is a lack of evidence to prove that cervical adjustments cause
Should we enter another phase of heightened media attention, you need to know that:
The ACA is prepared to handle media interview requests.
Stroke/informed consent resources are available to you, to assist in answering questions from patients on this topic.
Specific, targeted response information will be provided once the statement is released. Until then, helpful tools have been provided for your preparations in answering patient questions and these can be accessed through the FCA web site, where you will find a compilation of resources from the ACA and other sources: