Georgia woman paralyzed after routine chiropractic visit

A recent Georgia Southern graduate is currently paralyzed after a routine visit to a chiropractor. Now with mounting medical bills, she’s asking others for help. “That morning we were up and talking to her before work. You’re talking to her and then 30 minutes later, she’s in the hospital and now in the ICU,” said her brother, Caleb Johnson. June 16 is a day Caitlin Jensen and her family won’t forget. They say she visited a chiropractor for an adjustment and left with four dissected arteries.“She’s able to open her eyes every now and then and wake up a little bit. And kind of move her hands to squeeze a little. But that’s it,” Johnson said. After suffering a stroke, cardiac arrest and a loss of pulse for 10 minutes, doctors revived and stabilized Jensen. Caitlin’s family has set up a GoFundMe to support current costs and long-term therapy when the time comes.“It’s huge just to know that people are out there supporting as we to get her into therapy. She’s just a young college student with not the best health care,” Johnson said.Sister station WJCL talked to Dr. Steve Ranicki, a chiropractor, who told us Jensen’s condition is incredibly rare.“Those dissections will often produce symptoms of headache and neck pain, which then drive people to a doctor’s office,” Ranicki said. “Once they’ve gone to the medical doctor or chiropractor the likelihood is, unfortunately, a stroke will occur.”“Sometimes it’s as simple as going to a hair salon and having your neck tilted back in that bowl for an extended period of time while they’re washing your hair. Or it just could be horseplay or who knows what,” Ranicki said.Sister station WJCL also reached out to the chiropractor Jensen visited. He told us he couldn’t comment on any of his patients citing HIPPA.Watch the video above for the full story.

A recent Georgia Southern graduate is currently paralyzed after a routine visit to a chiropractor. Now with mounting medical bills, she’s asking others for help.

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“That morning we were up and talking to her before work. You’re talking to her and then 30 minutes later, she’s in the hospital and now in the ICU,” said her brother, Caleb Johnson.

June 16 is a day Caitlin Jensen and her family won’t forget. They say she visited a chiropractor for an adjustment and left with four dissected arteries.

“She’s able to open her eyes every now and then and wake up a little bit. And kind of move her hands to squeeze a little. But that’s it,” Johnson said.

After suffering a stroke, cardiac arrest and a loss of pulse for 10 minutes, doctors revived and stabilized Jensen.

Caitlin’s family has set up a GoFundMe to support current costs and long-term therapy when the time comes.

“It’s huge just to know that people are out there supporting as we to get her into therapy. She’s just a young college student with not the best health care,” Johnson said.

Sister station WJCL talked to Dr. Steve Ranicki, a chiropractor, who told us Jensen’s condition is incredibly rare.

“Those dissections will often produce symptoms of headache and neck pain, which then drive people to a doctor’s office,” Ranicki said. “Once they’ve gone to the medical doctor or chiropractor the likelihood is, unfortunately, a stroke will occur.”

“Sometimes it’s as simple as going to a hair salon and having your neck tilted back in that bowl for an extended period of time while they’re washing your hair. Or it just could be horseplay or who knows what,” Ranicki said.

Sister station WJCL also reached out to the chiropractor Jensen visited. He told us he couldn’t comment on any of his patients citing HIPPA.

Watch the video above for the full story.

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