The world's top doctors will tell you that a successful surgery needs more than just steady hands and experience. Detailed preparation is the foundation of any operation, yet kidney donor recipients are frequently becoming the victims of a deadly oversight by surgical staffs across the country.
Recent studies have linked chiropractic manipulation of the neck to strokes and sudden death. The most recent study, conducted by a group of neurosurgeons, concludes that "chiropractic manipulation of the cervical spine can product dissections involving the cervical and cranial segments of the vertebral and carotid arteries."
People who are at high risk for stroke are in a difficult situation. Strokes can be deadly, and even when victims survive they often suffer from partial paralysis, speech problems or brain damage. Yet, anti-stroke medications such as warfarin and Pradaxa present potentially fatal side effects of their own. Patients are often left with an incredibly difficult decision: Should they medicate - and if so, which drug is safest?