Connecticut Chiropractic Board to Consider Stroke Risk

January 5, 2010

Connecticut’s State Board of Chiropractic Examiners is considering whether to require chiropractors to warn their patients about a possible risk of stroke from neck manipulation.

The board is holding a two-day hearing Tuesday and Wednesday at the Legislative Office Building.

The hearing comes after a group of patients tried to urge the General Assembly to pass legislation that makes the public more aware of stroke risk. Many chiropractors, however, oppose such a move. They claim they’re being unfairly singled out, and they discount the alleged link between stroke and chiropractic manipulation.

This week’s hearing is being watched closely by advocates and chiropractors from around the country because it’s believed that a required stroke warning would be a first in the nation.

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