Vertebrobasilar Injuries following cervical manipulation

K. P. Schellhas, Richard E Latchaw, L. R. Wending, L. H A Gold

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Four cases of brainstem stroke syndromes followed mechanical cervical manipulation; vascular injury was confirmed angiographically. A comprehensive review of the literature on vertebrobasilar injuries disclosed the various mechanisms of injury and pathogenesis of subsequent vascular complications following cervical manipulation. Emphasis is given to the potentially devastating neurological complications, particularly in view of the increasing utilization of chiropractic therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1450-1453
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American Medical Association
Issue number13
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

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