Adverse Events Associated With Pediatric Spinal Manipulation: A Systematic Review

  title={Adverse Events Associated With Pediatric Spinal Manipulation: A Systematic Review},
  author={S. Vohra and B. Johnston and Kristie Cramer and Kim B. Humphreys},
  pages={e275 - e283}
  • S. Vohra, B. Johnston, +1 author Kim B. Humphreys
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • BACKGROUND. Spinal manipulation is a noninvasive manual procedure applied to specific body tissues with therapeutic intent. Although spinal manipulation is commonly used in children, there is limited understanding of the pediatric risk estimates. OBJECTIVE. Our goal was to systematically identify and synthesize available data on adverse events associated with pediatric spinal manipulation. METHODS. A comprehensive search was performed of 8 major electronic databases (eg, Medline, AMED, MANTIS… CONTINUE READING
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