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Old 08-15-2018, 04:02 AM
 
Location: Lone Star State to Peach State
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Our Cpr class today mentioned this.
It's a real thing. Suggested to ask salon to provide towels under the neck in these basins.
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Old 08-15-2018, 10:33 PM
 
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About 800,000 people have a stroke every year. Some of them happen to have a hair appointment that day.


Also, what does it mean to "take" a stroke?
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Old 08-15-2018, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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About 800,000 people have a stroke every year. Some of them happen to have a hair appointment that day.
Unfortunately, the hyperextension of the neck at the time the hair is washed can cause physical damage to arteries in the neck. It is a risk factor for stroke.

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/a...ndrome/517851/
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Old 08-15-2018, 10:50 PM
 
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I don't think so.
Actually can be true. There were stories going back to when I was a kid over 50 years ago

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/a...-syndrome.aspx

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Vertebral artery dissection from hyperextension of the neck, otherwise known as beauty parlor stroke syndrome, can occur after having your hair washed in a salon
When your neck is hyperextended over the edge of a shampoo bowl, the pressure and/or whiplash-like motions on your neck can lead to a tear in the vertebral artery, which supplies blood to your brain
Many other common activities, including sneezing, coughing, vomiting, painting a ceiling and practicing yoga, can also cause this condition
Here is a reference from 2014 https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/wo...-beauty-salon/
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Old 08-15-2018, 11:00 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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I just had my hair shampooed at a new salon today. I was amazed at how comfortable their "adjustable height sink" was compared to the lower fixed sinks at my old salon. They also placed a towel under my neck just like they did at my previous salon. Hmmm, I wonder if they used a towel under my neck because they thought that I was elderly?
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