The woman in the story who was not warned of the danger that her neck adjustment placed on her. She was only given a vague "some people have a bad reaction" line of bullshit. Is "stroke" too technical a medical term for the general public to understand? No, this chiropractor was following a typical pattern of bullshit which pads his wallet while other people are taking a dangerous and sometimes catastrophic risk. The woman in the story is one of the people who paid the price, both literally and figuratively. This chiropractor is living in denial and all too willing to invite his customers into that world.
Denial, swift and absolute, even when it is couched in a folksy phrase (ironically known for its utterance by a main character on M.A.S.H - a show where actors, instead of chiropractors, play doctors) is chiropractic's disease of the mind. On an individual level it denies chiropractic customers accurate information with which to assess their risk. On a community level it permits things like a chiropractic theory of disease to survive within their ranks. It allows them to avoid the rigor of scientific methods.
Collaboration with our chiropractic colleagues is crucial to understanding and resolving the association between sudden neck movement and stroke. Blanket denial or distortion of our data from various quarters can only delay discovery of the necessary facts at the expense of the well-being of patients.
But, of course, the longer such research is delayed, the longer chiropractors can usher a credulous public through their doors to receive another risky neck-cracking.
"Horse hockey?" Introspection is not a virtue of chiropractic. Because sometimes the cure kills the cash cow.