Norfolk, NE– Kim Strokemaker was only 3 months into her chiropractic training when she performed her first vertebral artery dissection. “As soon as I cracked his neck, the customer’s entire body relaxed. It was clear I had alleviated all of his pain as well as most of his motor and sensory function.”

“I wanted to do nothing but vertebral artery dissections, I was in love with that specific anatomic region and wanted to dissect vertebral arteries full time!”

“Then I can dissect this artery… maybe its a nerve, but I could probably dissect it too.”

Later that day she did some thorough internet research and make a shocking discovery, “Google couldn’t find a single chiropractic anatomist, I knew right then that I could be the first!”

She set her mind to that goal and worked at it for the entire remaining 27 months of her chiropractic training. 

While thousands of chiropractors perform vertebral artery dissections across the country every year, very few lack specific expertise in that area like Strokemaker has. 

“Any chiropractor can dissect a vertebral artery and many do every day.” Strokemaker explained, “but I’m an expert in the field. After I dissect a patient’s vertebral artery, they feel like they’ve died and gone to heaven. Some actually have!”

Naan DerThaal
A high school classmate of the lesser 3/5 of N’Sync, Naan DerThaal spent a number of years mired in mediocrity before finding his true calling, writing snarky anonymous internet commentary. He is a multi-time participation trophy recipient in Little League Baseball and has appeared on TV numerous times in the background of sporting events. He enjoys head-butting Lionfish and wrestling seasnakes in his free time and can often be seen dragging a mallet around the hospital. Follow him on Twitter @NaanDerthaal