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Stroke and Manipulation 101

Stroke and Spinal Manipulation: Anatomy, Epidemiology, Pathogenesis of Dissections and Triggers, Neurological Syndromes, Clinical Management


  • Illustrate the pathogenesis of CADs ­dissection mechanisms
  • Identify putative causes and triggers of CAD
  • Estimate the purported incidence of cerebrovascular syndromes following cervical manipulation
  • Distinguish between the neurological syndromes
  • Identify stroke risk factors in general
  • Assess the value of pre-manipulation testing: to screen or not to screen?
  • Outline the warning signs/symptoms of CAD
  • Indicate what to include in the patient history and examination
  • Describe what to do if you suspect CAD
  • Point out how to communicate risk to patients as well as implementing strategies to prevent CAD
  • Assess the current literature on the relationship between stroke and manipulation
  • Describe the anatomy of the blood supply to the brain
  • Summarize the clinical biomechanics of vertebral arteries
  • Outline the epidemiology and classification of cervicocerebral (vertebral and internal carotid) arterial dissections (CAD) or strokes
  • Recognize the diseases affecting cervicocerebral arteries

Dean Smith, DC, PhD

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$40.00 USD

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