Here's How A Salon Visit Might Have Given A Woman A Stroke
"Beauty salon stroke syndrome" can occur when you get your hair washed and you tilt your head backward too far, causing a vertebra to slice an artery.By Ben Lawson | March 16, 2016
After suffering a stroke, a California woman is suing her hair salon.
Elizabeth Smith told Newsy's partners at KGTV doctors say she likely suffers from something called "beauty parlor stroke syndrome."
It can happen when you tilt your head backward in a shampoo chair. If the neck is hyper-extended, a vertebra can slice an artery, leading to a blood clot that can eventually cause a stroke.