What Leading Medical Doctors have to say...
Lee H. Schwamm, M.D.
Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Director of Acute Stroke Services, Massachusetts General Hospital
"I've personally seen many patients who had an episode of treatment of their neck with spinal manipulation and who a day or two later had the sudden onset of stroke-like symptoms."
David E. Thaler, MD, PhD
Director of Comprehensive Stroke Center, Tufts New England Medical Center
"If the chiropractor says, 'No, there's not (any risk to neck manipulation),' I tell my patients to leave the chiropractor's office because they're lying."
M. Mehdi Kazmi, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
"Cervical manipulation is a preposterous thing to do, and it should be banned."
Wade S. Smith, M.D.
Director of Neurovascular Service, University of California at San Francisco
“Recently seeing a chiropractor is an independent risk factor for stroke."
Wouter I. Schievink, M.D.
Director, Vascular Neurosurgery Program, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
"If you take into consideration how many times they go and how many manipulations are performed, it does become a public health concern. It's a low risk, but potentially a life-threatening one."
Brad Stewart, M.D.
Neurologist , Edmonton, Alberta
"You can't predict who this will happen to, and for that reason alone, it just shouldn't be done."
Paul G. Dionne, M.D.
Coroner, Quebec, Canada
"The neck adjustment contributed...and is the cause of her vascular problems and her death."
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