Beauty Parlor Stroke

(redirected from Beauty Parlor Stroke Syndrome)
A cerebrovascular accident that occurs in a woman receiving a shampoo in a beauty salon caused by bilateral compression of the vertebral arteries, which occurs when the head is tilted backwards over the shampoo sink, in a background of atherosclerosis
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This phenomenon is often referred to as Beauty Parlor Stroke Syndrome and studies indicate that the elderly are more susceptible to it than others.