WHEN KRISTI BEDENBAUGH WANTED RELIEF FROM A BAD SINUS HEADACHE, the 24 year-old former beauty queen and medical office administrator made the mistake of consulting a chiropractor. An autopsy performed on Kristi revealed that the manipulation of her neck had split the inner walls of both vertebral arteries, resulting in a fatal stroke.This was news to me, but the fact that there is no science to support the practice wasn't. Chiropractic is bogus:
The chiropractor’s violent twisting of her neck caused the torn arterial walls to balloon and block the blood supply to the posterior portion of her brain. Studies confirmed that the blood clots formed on the two days she received her neck adjustments.
Kristi died in1993. Four years later, South Carolina’s State Board of Chiropractic Examiners fined the chiropractor $1000 and sentenced him to 12 hours of continuing medical education in the area of neurological disorders and emergency response.
The public is led to believe that physicians disparage chiropractors out of some sort of professional jealousy. Yet there is only one reason that physicians judge chiropractors so harshly. Medicine is scientifically based, whereas chiropractic is not supported by a single legitimate scientific study.The human urge to make an easy dollar is great, I suppose. Most of us have a deep aversion to cheating others out of their money, but I imagine that some finds it somewhat easier to get over the shame of scamming thy neighbor if they can make the patients believe they are being helped.
Which they aren't.