Safety of Neck Manipulation

Safety of Neck Manipulation from Life in Motion Chiropractic & Wellness

By: Life in Motion Chiropractic & Wellness  07/18/2014
Keywords: Neck Pain, Doctor Of Chiropractic, Pinched Nerve

The efficacy of spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) has been a topic of research for more than 20 years now and has subsequently been recognized as such in at least four countries which has led to increased integration of chiropractors into mainstream healthcare. This greater predominance has led to questions regarding the possibility of complications due to SMT, especially with respect to manipulation of the cervical spine (neck). Admittedly there is inherent risk, albeit minimal, associated with neck manipulation but all forms of therapeutic intervention come with risk and some are far greater than SMT. A collaborative effort between chiropractors and neurologists during future research is needed in order to derive a feasible screening method and eliminate the confusing and conflicting information currently being given to patients regarding the treatment of neck pain and headache. For more on this topic please visit

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