Confessions of a Quackbuster

This blog deals with healthcare consumer protection, and is therefore about quackery, healthfraud, chiropractic, and other forms of so-Called "Alternative" Medicine (sCAM).

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Legislate to Warn Public that Neck Manipulation can cause a Stroke -

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Legislate to Warn Public that Neck Manipulation can cause a Stroke -

To: All Presidents, Prime Ministers, Congressmen & Health Ministers of all countries

We the undersigned, make a Global appeal to all Presidents, Prime Ministers, Congressmen & Ministers for Health in all countries, to introduce and support a legislation warning the public about the serious dangers of neck manipulation by Chiropractors, Osteopaths and Barbers. Such manipulations could result in a stroke & place a patient’s life at risk.

The medical profession, especially neurologists have been very active globally in pointing out that neck manipulations can sometimes result in a brain stem stroke caused by damaging the vertebral or carotid arteries or both.

The VAD Club is made up of lucky survivors of Vertebral and Carotid Artery Dissections. Such dissections are caused by a variety of factors, one of which is Chiropractic manipulation of the neck, the dangers of which warrant patients being forewarned.

Any legislated warning will arm a patient with sufficient information as to the risks of any manipulations of the neck area and avoid a possible accident that could lead to a stroke.

We are not suggesting that neck manipulations will always cause a stroke.

We are saying that Neck Manipulation can sometimes cause a stroke, also known these days as a brain attack, requiring the public to be cautioned by practitioners before they perform any neck manipulation to ease neck pain or migraine head aches.

Similar to all cigarette packs carrying Government Health Warnings like



we would like to see a warning displayed prominently in all Chiropractor's Offices and Treatment rooms which says

Government Health Warning


The Undersigned

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