The debate over chiropractic and strokes is heating up mainly because of the Nette lawsuit story out of Canada. But this topic is NOT new. Finally, here is a call for a ban.
A group of Manitobans wants the province to ban certain neck manipulations by chiropractors, claiming the procedures can cause stroke.
Three of the seven who met with the minister say they were the victims of stroke caused by visits to a chiropractor.
Chiropractors dispute their procedures lead to stroke. But Pat Chevrier, a Winnipegger whose son had a stroke after seeing a chiropractor, disagrees.
The group wants Oswald to call into an inquiry into the effects of what it calls “high-neck manipulations” by chiropractors. It says chiropractors will manipulate the neck even for back pain.
Take a look at What’s The Harm page on chiropractic. It’s a list of all the harms that people have reported. And, take a listen to this episode of Consequence to hear Tim Farley of What’s the Harm talk about this topic, why it doesn’t get reported and why it hasn’t previously been made more of. Perhaps this new attention, that has been building for a while now, will result in some action against chiropractors using this common technique.
Also, visit What alternative practitioners might not tell you to see risks of chiropractic.
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