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Mother demands changes to chiropractic care
Apr 30 2004 03:29 PM CDT
A woman whose daughter died after chiropractic
treatment wants the country's health leaders to put a
stop to manipulations of the upper neck.
Inquest probes death after chiropractic care
Sharon Mathiason's daughter, Laurie Jean, suffered a
massive stroke moments after receiving chiropractic treatment, six
"They twisted her neck and they gave her a stroke, causing
a rupture in the left vertebral artery, which comes up
through the spinal column," Mathiason explains.
"People who are hurt this way ultimately die a violent,
Mathiason went to the provincial legislature in Regina
on Friday to ask Saskatchewan's health minister to consider a moratorium on
high neck manipulations until further study is done.
John Nilson says he supports ongoing studies, but he does not have enough
information to order a moratorium on the practice at this time. He says he won't have a decision on the issue for at least six
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