The relation between the spatial distribution of vertebral artery compromise and exposure to cervical manipulation

@article{BSc2008TheRB,
  title={The relation between the spatial distribution of vertebral artery compromise and exposure to cervical manipulation},
  author={DC MSc PhD G. N. Kawchuk BSc and Garoosi Msc and DC PhDFromHawaiiE.L.Hurwitz and DC S. Wynd MASc and DC MDPhDFRCPCS.Haldeman and MSc FRCP M. D. Hill},
  journal={Journal of Neurology},
  year={2008},
  volume={255},
  pages={371-377}
}
The vertebral artery is made up of four segments, one of which (V3) is connected to highly mobile cervical vertebrae. This connection underlies the common assumption that persons with pre-event histories of mechanical neck movements, such as cervical spine manipulation (cSMT), should experience increased V3 dissection. Two of the largest case series of vertebral artery dissection describing subjects with and without a specific history of cSMT were reassessed to determine which segment(s) of the… CONTINUE READING