cervical manipulation


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cervical manipulation

Manipulation of the bones and soft tissues of the neck.
See also: manipulation
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13) Systematic review of 5 prospective investigations of risk of spinal manipulation concluded that mild-to-moderate transient adverse reactions occur in approximately half of the patients who undergo SMT, (3) including cervical manipulation.
Historically, screening procedures used in an attempt to identify patients at risk for an adverse event with the use of cervical manipulation have been widely advocated, accepted as standard of care, and routinely used in clinical practice.
Biller wrote that while risk estimates for stroke after neck manipulation will always be difficult to quantify, "in the absence of randomized controlled trial evidence demonstrating the efficacy of cervical manipulation, the best current evidence suggests that the small risk of dissection and stroke outweighs the benefit of this treatment modality for patients with acute neck pain.
It found cervical manipulation appropriate for both tension-type headache and "cervicogenic" headache -- a sub-category of tension headache that is associated with specific neck symptoms.
The authors felt that because of an observed favourable response in neck pain to TJM, this technique may be a safer alternative or adjunct to cervical manipulation without adverse side effects such as vertebral artery injury (Cleland et al 2007).