Risk Management for Chiropractors and Osteopaths: Neck Manipulation & Vertebrobasilar Stroke

Article (PDF Available)inAustralasian chiropractic & osteopathy: journal of the Chiropractic & Osteopathic College of Australasia 11(1):9-15 · April 2003with84 Reads
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Abstract
Although rare, vertebrobasilar stroke is the best known of the possible side effects of cervical manipulation. Due to the serious sequelae that may result from cervical manipulation, chiropractors and osteopaths must take the appropriate steps to ensure the risk is minimised. This article outlines how the astute practitioner can minimise this risk. Practitioners must decide on the options for treatment of a patient with neck problems. Practitioners must also advise the patient of these options as part of an appropriate informed consent.

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