Chiropractic Stroke Connection Focus of Increased Media Attention

March 1, 2008 at 4:26 am | Posted in Chiropractic, Latest News, Media Reports, Risks Of Being A Chiropractor | Leave a comment
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Wethersfield, CT (PRWEB) February 27, 2008 — The Chiropractic Stroke Awareness Group (CSAG) is gratified that an increasing number of news organizations in large media markets throughout the U.S. are examining the potentially severe health risks associated with chiropractic neck manipulation.

The latest reports come from Philadelphia and Boston, the 4th and 7th largest media markets in the country, where KYW-TV (CBS), WBZ-TV (CBS) and WFXT-TV (Fox) have aired reports in the past week.

On Sunday February 24th, reporter Mark Ockerbloom of Fox 25 News in Boston broadcast a story in which a stroke specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Lee Schwamm, said he has personally witnessed many cases where stroke symptoms followed chiropractic neck manipulation.

Also on th 24th, reporter Stephanie Stahl of CBS 3 in Philadelphia presented a similar report.

On Thursday February 21st reporter David Wade and the WBZ News Special Reports Team aired another story featuring Dr. Schwamm.

“These news reports are further confirmation of the chiropractic-stroke connection,” said Britt Harwe, Founder of CSAG. “We are delighted that award-winning news organizations have recognized the significance of this story and sought out world-class medical experts as part of their reporting.”

Harwe was also interviewed for the reports.

The Fox 25 story can be viewed online by going to:

The CBS 3 story can be viewed online by going to:

The WBZ News story can be viewed online by going to:

The three television reports follow a recent opinion column in the Hartford Courant (February 15, 2008, No Sense Resisting Database) that called for the chiropractic industry to drop its defensive posture and support legislative proposals by Victims of Chiropractic Abuse (VOCA) to help patients learn more about the risks of chiropractic treatment through Informed Consent laws.

CSAG represents hundreds of people across the United States who have been injured by chiropractic manipulation. Potential risks are serious and can include stroke, permanent disability and even death.

Contact Information:
Telephone: 860-529-8826
Email chirostroke @


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