Adverse effects of spinal manipulation

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Authors: Barrett, A.J. and Breen, A.C.

Journal: J R Soc Med

Volume: 93

Issue: 5

Pages: 258-259

ISSN: 0141-0768

DOI: 10.1177/014107680009300511

Guidelines on acute back pain recommend spinal manipulation, but some commentators express concern that the adverse effects are under-reported. Eleven chiropractors distributed questionnaires to 108 consecutive new patients aged > 18 years, enquiring about adverse effects one hour, one day and two days after spinal manipulation. The forms were to be completed anonymously. 80 questionnaires (74%) were returned, 68 suitable for analysis. 28 patients reported adverse effects at one hour after treatment, the most common of which were extra pain (14) and radiating pain (9). 8 had reactions beginning the morning after. No serious adverse effects were reported. The adverse reactions, recorded in 53% of respondents, are those to be expected from a treatment that entails initial discomfort. They need to be set against the long-term benefits of spinal manipulation.

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Authors: Barrett, A.J. and Breen, A.C.

Journal: Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine

Volume: 93

Issue: 5

Pages: 258-259

ISSN: 0141-0768

DOI: 10.1177/014107680009300511

Guidelines on acute back pain recommend spinal manipulation, but some commentators express concern that the adverse effects are under-reported. Eleven chiropractors distributed questionnaires to 108 consecutive new patients aged >18 years, enquiring about adverse effects one hour, one day and two days after spinal manipulation. The forms were to be completed anonymously. 80 questionnaires (74%) were returned, 68 suitable for analysis. 28 patients reported adverse effects at one hour after treatment, the most common of which were extra pain (14) and radiating pain (9). 8 had reactions beginning the morning after. No serious adverse effects were reported. The adverse reactions, recorded in 53% of respondents, are those to be expected from a treatment that entails initial discomfort. They need to be set against the long-term benefits of spinal manipulation.

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Authors: Barrett, A.J. and Breen, A.C.

Journal: JOURNAL OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF MEDICINE

Volume: 93

Issue: 5

Pages: 258-259

ISSN: 0141-0768

DOI: 10.1177/014107680009300511

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