Risk Management for Chiropractors and Osteopaths: Neck Manipulation & Vertebrobasilar Stroke

Reggars, John and French, Simon and Walker, Bruce and Cameron, Melainie ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5788-8790 and Pollard, Henry and Vitiello, Andrew and Werth, Peter (2003) Risk Management for Chiropractors and Osteopaths: Neck Manipulation & Vertebrobasilar Stroke. Australasian Chiropractic and Osteopathy, 11 (1). pp. 9-15. ISSN 1328-0384


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.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2022 01:53
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2022 01:53
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chiropractic; stroke; manipulation
Fields of Research (2008): 11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1104 Complementary and Alternative Medicine > 110499 Complementary and Alternative Medicine not elsewhere classified
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1104 Complementary and Alternative Medicine > 110401 Chiropractic
Fields of Research (2020): 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4208 Traditional, complementary and integrative medicine > 420801 Chiropractic
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4201 Allied health and rehabilitation science > 420199 Allied health and rehabilitation science not elsewhere classified
42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4208 Traditional, complementary and integrative medicine > 420899 Traditional, complementary and integrative medicine not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 92 Health > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920201 Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services)
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 20 HEALTH > 2003 Provision of health and support services > 200301 Allied health therapies (excl. mental health services)
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/46122

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