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"Chiropractic treatments are too dangerous…" A TALE OF POOR JOURNALISM (by the Daily Mail)
On 29 August, I published a post discussing a case report of a patient who had suffered multiple unilateral pre-retinal haemorrhages immediately following chiropractic neck manipulation suggesting that chiropractic spinal adjustments can not only affect the carotid artery, but also could lead to pre-retinal haemorrhages. Two days ago (over one month after my blog-post), the story was reported in the Daily Mail. They (originally) quoted me both in their on-line and print version as follows: "Edzard Ernst, an expert in alternative medicine, said chiropractic treatments were too dangerous and not sufficiently effective to be recommended for any condition." I think this is a statement that does not really relate well to the story. Crucially, it is a sentence that I do not identify with. So, why did I say it? The answer is simple: I didn't! What happened is this: The 'science correspondent' of the Mail emailed me asking whether she could speak to me. I replied that I am currently in