Clinical perceptions of the risk of vertebral artery dissection after cervical manipulation: the effect of referral bias.

@article{Haldeman2002ClinicalPO,
  title={Clinical perceptions of the risk of vertebral artery dissection after cervical manipulation: the effect of referral bias.},
  author={Scott Haldeman and Paul C Carey and Murray Townsend and Costa Papadopoulos},
  journal={The spine journal : official journal of the North American Spine Society},
  year={2002},
  volume={2 5},
  pages={334-42}
}
BACKGROUND CONTEXT The growing recognition of cervical manipulation as a treatment of neck pain and cervicogenic headaches has lead to increased interest in potential complications that may result from this treatment approach. Recent surveys have reported that many neurologists will encounter cases of vertebral artery dissection that occur at various times after cervical manipulation, whereas most practitioners of spinal manipulation are of the opinion that these events are extremely rare. We… CONTINUE READING
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