Chiropractor causes retinal haemorrhage

'Multiple acute unilateral preretinal haemorrhages' immediately after cervical spine manipulation'

A trip to a chiropractor took an unexpected turn when the sheer force of the patient's spinal manipulation ended up damaging her vision.

The 59-year-old woman underwent cervical spinal manipulation using the "high-velocity, low-amplitude technique", as well as left and right twisting of the neck, in an attempt to soothe her headaches.

But while she was driving home from the appointment, she noticed a painless and constantly present spot in her right eye, according to the first-ever case of its kind, published in the American Academy of

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