A syndrome that occurs when the neck is hyper-extended to some extent as a result of a jerk or certain pressure while having our hair shampooed and remaining in that position for an extended period of time.
The hyper-extension of the neck can cause artery compression from simply changing position, or the bones can slide a little bit over the other, resulting in carotid or vertebral artery dissection. Dissection is a blood vessel tear, resulting in a blood clot that travels to your brain and causes a stroke.
Symptoms of the stroke
This kind of stroke is associated with neck massages, referred to as cervical dissection by chiropractors. There are four blood vessels that pass blood to the brain through the anterior and posterior parts of the neck. When a stroke occurs due to a block in the blood tubes in the posterior part of the neck, it is called a posterior circulation stroke.