Chiropractic

From ency.pub

Chiropractic is a dangerous practice involving the manipulation of the spine and neck that can lead to death, blindness and paralysis of portions of the body.[1][2] Chiropractors would have us believe that what they do helps adjust the spine and promotes healing.[1] On 29 January 2016, 'Playboy' model Katie May died of a stroke after visiting a chiropractor. According to the Los Angeles County Coroner, she died because of a 'neck manipulation by chiropractor'. Los Angeles Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter told 'People' magazine 'that a chiropractor shifted May’s neck, tearing her left vertebral artery. The tear blocked blood flow to May’s brain and caused the stroke.'[3] According to 'The Wall Street Journal', in the year 2013, Medicare in the US 'spent roughly $359 million on unnecessary chiropractic care'.[4]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 'Chiropractic: In Depth'. nccih.nih.gov. February 2012. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  2. Susan Berger (6 January 2014). 'How safe are the vigorous neck manipulations done by chiropractors?' washingtonpost.com. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  3. Char Adams, Jodi Guglielmi (19 October 2016). 'Playboy Model Katie May Died After Chiropractor Ruptured an Artery in Her Neck, Coroner Says'. people.com. Retrieved 19 October 2016.
  4. Melanie Evans (19 October 2016). 'Medicare Spent $359 Million on Unnecessary Chiropractic Care in 2013, Audit Finds'. wsj.com. Retrieved 19 October 2016.