A recent publication from the American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports warns that chiropractic care may be involve a newly-discovered risk of a disruption in vision. While the movements from high-velocity chiropractic sessions may cause damage to the retina or abnormal bleeding inside the patient’s eye, this damage appears to reverse itself within three months of discontinuing that type of chiropractic care. In the past, cardiovascular specialists have warned that similar types of neck manipulation may cause a specific stroke that may also be associated with vision problems. These treatments may cause posterior vitreous detachment (PVD), can have rare but risky side effects that may require treatments such as laser or surgical treatments to repair damage.
- Chiropractics are individuals with a knowledge for many different disciplines of care.
- Though it has been in practice for a long time, chiropractic has its drawbacks.
- Time is going to tell whether or not this type of care is bad for the eyes on anyone.
“High velocity neck manipulation has been shown to result in stress on the eye and lead to spotty vision.”