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“Members of Winnipeg Chiropractic Stroke Survivors will meet with Health Minister Theresa Oswald this morning to make their case for a ban on high neck chiropractic manipulation…The group claims that repeated chiropractic neck manipulation causes arterial damage and stroke….The group not only wants neck manipulation to be banned, but it also wants the province to de-insure chiropractic services and hold a public inquiry on the effects of high neck manipulation on patients. The Manitoba Chiropractors Association declined to comment." Reported by CBC News (4th October 2012)
UPDATE: More than a half-dozen members of the group, including three who say they suffered strokes after having their necks manipulated by a chiropractor, met for an hour with Health Minister Theresa Oswald on 5th October 2012. "I thought it was a very favourable meeting, a very positive meeting," said Pat Chevrier, whose son Tim had a stroke in 2006, which he blames on chiropractic neck manipulations…. Manitoba is the only province that provides universal chiropractic coverage. Anyone with a Manitoba Health card gets $11.20 of the cost of a visit paid for by the government. Adjustments to the spinal column, pelvis and extremities are covered. The group also complained to Oswald that many chiropractors say they can treat colic and bedwetting through manipulating the spine of children.
More questions over chiropractic care in Manitoba can be read here.