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How can stretching maneuvers involving the neck cause vertebral artery dissection and transient ischemic attack?

Hwang, David Y. MD; Pless, Misha L. MD

Section Editor(s): Schwerha, Joseph J. MD, MPH

Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine: July 2010 - Volume 52 - Issue 7 - p 764-765
doi: 10.1097/JOM.0b013e3181d8d9cf
Occupational Medicine Forum

Dr Hwang is affiliated to Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street; Brigham and Women's Hospital; and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. E-mail: dhwang@partners.org. Dr Pless is affiliated to Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 55 Fruit Street; and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. E-mail: mpless@partners.org.

The Occupational Medicine Forum is prepared by the ACOEM Occupational and Environmental Medical Practice Committee and does not necessarily represent an official ACOEM position. The Forum is intended for health professionals and is not intended to provide medical or legal advice, including illness prevention, diagnosis or treatment, or regulatory compliance. Such advice should be obtained directly from a physician and/or attorney. Inquiries and contributions to the Forum should be forwarded to Joseph J. Schwerha, MD, MPH by e-mail at schwer@pitt.edu.

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