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Beauty Parlour Stroke Condition: A number of women reportedly suffering strokes after getting their hair washed at beauty salons


According to various reports circulating on the internet recently, it is understood a significant number of women are have suffered a stroke due to the unseen damage caused to their necks after they get their hair washed in salons.

The somewhat bizarre news has gone viral after number of women have suffered medical problems after getting their hair done. The condition known as Beauty Parlour Stroke came to light after one brave American woman named Elizabeth Smith decided to tell her story of how she suffered a stroke in 2014 after having her done just a couple of days before hand.

According to reports in the U.S. Elizabeth discovered she had the condition when doctors decided to do a CT of her neck which revealed that an artery had been severely damaged after a visit to her local hair salon in San Diego. However many think the condition is completely false but they are completely wrong as a number of leading doctors in the medical field have said it is a common phenomenon, with many leading experts believing the condition is caused by damaged arteries in the neck which occur when the person receives prolonged hyperextension or whiplash to the neck.

One physician Dr. Weintraub, chief of neurology at Phelps Memorial Hospital in North Tarrytown believes human beings cannot take such extreme pressure to their necks, Dr Weintraub told reporters: “In older people, neck motion beyond a certain degree can be extremely dangerous, particularly hyperextension and rotation.” “It’s been known that this could happen during chiropractic manipulations of the neck, and this is a variation on that theme.”

It is believed Elizabeth first experienced symptoms eight days after she went to the salon, she told reports “I had weakness in my left arm and leg,” Smith told BuzzFeed. “I just didn’t feel right. I was standing up to point, and I couldn’t stand.” Later, she experienced nausea and vomiting and was taken to hospital by ambulance. Thankfully Elizabeth made a recovery after months of rehabilitation.

However Peter Humphrey, a consultant neurologist at the Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery in Liverpool believes he may have an explanation as to what causes the medical phenomenon, Dr Humphrey says: “It is not due to pressure on the artery cutting off the blood supply to the brain but is much more likely to be caused by a small tear in the lining of the vertebral arteries which run from the back of the neck up into the base of the brain. Clots could form on the rough, irregular torn area, break off and be swept upstream into the brain to cause a stroke.”

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