Bad news if you love a good chiropractic visit. Neck adjustments, also known as cervical manipulative therapy, increases your risk for cervical tears or dissections. According to the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, these tears can lead to strokes.
For now, any relationship between your visits to the chiropractor and stroke risks have yet to be firmly established. Still, both associations want physicians and chiropractors to warn patients of the possible risks associated with the therapy.