Safety of Chiropractic Manipulation of the Cervical Spine: A Prospective National Survey

  title={Safety of Chiropractic Manipulation of the Cervical Spine: A Prospective National Survey},
  author={H. Thiel and J. Bolton and S. Docherty and J. Portlock},
  • H. Thiel, J. Bolton, +1 author J. Portlock
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine
  • Spine
  • Study Design. Prospective national survey. Objective. To estimate the risk of serious and relatively minor adverse events following chiropractic manipulation of the cervical spine by a sample of U.K. chiropractors. Summary of Background Data. The risk of a serious adverse event following chiropractic manipulation of the cervical spine is largely unknown. Estimates range from 1 in 200,000 to 1 in several million cervical spine manipulations. Methods. We studied treatment outcomes obtained from… CONTINUE READING
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