Study design: Case report.
Objective: Documentation of complication of neck manipulation by an untrain
Setting: Tertiary care referral teaching hospital at Lucknow, India.
Methods: Clinical evaluation, plain radiography of cervical spine, spinal M
Results: A 30-year-old man who fainted after neck manipulation by a barber
and developed spinal cord and brainstem dysfunction, His MRI revealed an ex
tramedullary, intradural dumbbell shaped mass on the right side at C1 and C
2 level compressing the spinal cord,
Conclusion: Public awareness should be increased about the danger of neck m
anipulation by an untrained person especially in the communities where it i
s commonly practiced.