An elderly gentleman dropped his wife off and waited in the car. With a history of heart disease that required heart surgery and ongoing cardiac care, he could sense the ominous nature of his symptoms. He struggled out of the car, onto the elevator and into our office.
He almost instantly proceeded to have a massive, eventually fatal stroke, in our reception area.
The EMT’s quickly responded to our 911 call. The first question from the EMT was an accusatory, “What did you do to him?” Chalk up another stroke victim in a chiropractic office.
The truth is medical care causes strokes at such an alarming frequency that any focus on chiropractic causing a stroke is “smoke and mirrors”.
Try these numbers on for size:
• 200,000 deaths per year due to side effects of routine medical care gone wrong
• 153 strokes per million people taking NSAIDS (Advil, Ibuprofen, etc.)
• 53 strokes per million people using narcotics
• 500 strokes per million having neck surgery
With the news media clamoring over pain pills destroying more and more lives due to addictions as well as a seemingly related progression to heroin use, be aware of the power in your choices.
You can choose to have a better, healthier future. Don’t let anyone take it from you.