Bill Lauretti, DC, FICC, FACC
Title: Addressing Concerns About Chiropractic Safety
CEs: 2 Hours
This two-hour presentation will help you to answer the concerns your patients, professional colleagues and others may express about the risks of chiropractic neck adjustments. We will review the mechanism of vertebral artery dissection and stroke, and outline the major risk factors and warning signs that you must be able to recognize in your office. We’ll discuss why these strokes seem to be related to—but not necessarily caused by—chiropractic neck treatments. You’ll learn the specific steps to take if a patient seems to have a complication from a neck adjustment, and you will also get detailed tips on how to discuss these perceived risks with concerned patients in a sensitive and sensible way.
Dr. Lauretti spent over 15 years in private practice in Maryland before joining the Chiropractic Clinical Science faculty at New York Chiropractic College in 2005. He has lectured extensively and written numerous journal articles and textbook chapters about the safety of chiropractic neck adjustments. Dr. Lauretti is a spokesman for the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) and has been interviewed by major news outlets about chiropractic safety and effectiveness, including CNN, Fox News Network, Consumer Reports, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and Reuters International News Service. He is a Fellow of the International College of Chiropractors and the American College of Chiropractors and a past recipient of NYCC’s Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching and the ACA’s Presidential Award for Outstanding Achievement. Additionally, he was named the Maryland Chiropractic Association’s Chiropractor of the Year 2000.