Membrane stripping and cervical manipulation
to release prostaglandins can be considerably vigorous.
The most common site of injury to the vertebral artery following cervical manipulation
appears to be at the site of the atlanto-occipital joint, where the artery changes its vertical course to a horizontal one.
Kawchuk G, Jhangri G, Hurwitz EL, Wynd S, Haldeman S and Hill M (2008): The relation between the spatial distribution of vertebral artery compromise and exposure to cervical manipulation
Thalamic infarction secondary to cervical manipulation
Retention of blinding at follow-up in a randomized clinical study using a sham-control cervical manipulation
procedure for neck pain: secondary analyses from a randomized clinical study.
Current understanding of the relationship between cervical manipulation
and stroke: what does it mean for the chiropractic profession?
The cervical spinal manipulative procedures AA/O used by respondents in this study for the cervical spine were the Supine Rotary Cervical manipulation
with Lateral Flexion (81%) and the Supine Rotary manipulation (74.
All published, peer-reviewed interventional studies involving more than ten subjects receiving cervical manipulation
(defined as an HVLA procedure), delivered by a licensed healthcare professional, for the treatment of CR (confirmed via special imaging and/or clinical examination or described as neck and arm pain/paresthesia) were eligible for inclusion.
Upper cervical manipulation
was deferred in order to monitor her response to treatment of the ear.
Although a strong scientific case was made to defend the use of cervical manipulation
by the chiropractic profession, the battle was, for the most part, already lost at street level.
2) of Australian physiotherapists about guidelines regarding cervical manipulation