Cervical radiculopathy: a systematic review on treatment by spinal manipulation
and measurement with the Neck Disability Index.
For instance, of randomised trials listed in PEDro over the last 10 years, 79% of the trials on massage, 50% of the trials on heat and ultrasound, 60% of the trials on exercise, and two-thirds of those on spinal manipulation
investigate the efficacy of these interventions in isolation.
The first spinal manipulation
was carried out on September 18, 1895, on janitor Harvey Lillard, who had been virtually deaf for 17 years.
Even allowing for an extraordinarily high level of under-reporting, spinal manipulation
has been associated with about 600 serious adverse events," he said.
Risk factors and precipitating neck movements causing vertebrobasilar artery dissection after cervical trauma and spinal manipulation
Studies into spinal manipulation
(SM) have failed to demonstrate that it is an effective intervention for a series of complaints, according to research to be published in next month's Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine.
The board finds that the maneuvers described by (Fryar) were spinal manipulations
which can only be performed by licensed Chiropractors in the state of Arkansas," the chiropractor's order said.
has been used in medical practice at least since the time of Hippocrates, but chiropractic--from the Greek cheiros (hand) and praktos (done by)--is said to officially have begun on Sept 18, 1895, when Iowa lay magnetic healer Daniel David Palmer performed his first spinal "adjustment" on a deaf patient, reportedly restoring the man's hearing.
TREATING back pain with acupuncture is more effective than other remedies and is as effective as spinal manipulation
, according to a new summary of 12 different medical trials.
Extrapolating from 1,500 telephone interviews, Eisenberg calculated that spinal manipulation
, acupuncture, biofeedback, massage, and a dozen other non-textbook treatments accounted for 425 million visits to alternative health care providers nationwide in 1990, as against 388 million visits to primary care doctors.
To a vitalist, spinal manipulation
can have many effects on the body, since all nerves run into the spine.
The government's Agency for Health Care Policy and Research released national guidelines in 1995 that recommend spinal manipulation
as a safe and cost-effective treatment for acute back problems.