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Vertebral artery strains during high-speed, low amplitude cervical spinal manipulation.

Chiro.Org Blog: Spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) has been recognized as an effective treatment modality for many back, neck and musculoskeletal problems. One of the major issues of the use of SMT is its safety, especially with regards to neck manipulation and the risk of stroke. The vast majority of these accidents involve the vertebro-basilar system, specifically the vertebral artery (VA) between C2/C1. However, the mechanics of this region of the VA during SMT are unexplored. Here, we present first ever data on the mechanics of this region during cervical SMT performed by clinicians. VA strains obtained during SMT are significantly smaller than those obtained during diagnostic and range of motion testing, and are much smaller than failure strains. We conclude from this work that cervical SMT performed by trained clinicians does not appear to place undue strain on VA, and thus does not seem to be a factor in vertebro-basilar injuries. […]

Special issue on spinal manipulation to appear in JEK

Chiro.Org Blog: The prestigious Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology (JEK) will publish an entire issue dedicated to research on the topic of Spinal Manipulation in a Special Issue appearing in October 2012. […]

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There have been several new articles added recently.

According to Kapandji (Physiology of the Joints, Volume III), for every inch your head moves forwards, it gains 10 pounds in weight, as far as the muscles in your […]