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Risk Management for chiropractors and Osteopaths: Neck manipulation & Vertebrobasilar Stroke

Reggars, J.W., French, S.D., Walker, B.F., Cameron, M., Pollard, H., Vitiello, A. and Werth, P.D. (2003) Risk Management for chiropractors and Osteopaths: Neck manipulation & Vertebrobasilar Stroke. Australasian Chiropractic & Osteopathy, 11 (1). pp. 9-15.

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Abstract

Although rare, vertebrobasilar stroke is the best known of the possible side effects of cervical manipulation. Due to the serious sequelae that may result from cervical manipulation, chiropractors and osteopaths must take the appropriate steps to ensure the risk is minimised. This article outlines how the astute practitioner can minimise this risk. Practitioners must decide on the options for treatment of a patient with neck problems. Practitioners must also advise the patient of these options as part of an appropriate informed consent.

Publication Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Chiropractic & Osteopathic College of Australasia
Copyright: Chiropractic & Osteopathic College of Australasia
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/5085
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