Consequences of neck manipulation performed by a non-professional

Citation
Uk. Misra et al., Consequences of neck manipulation performed by a non-professional, SPINAL CORD, 39(2), 2001, pp. 112-113
Citations number
5
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Neurology
Journal title
SPINAL CORD
ISSN journal
1362-4393 → ACNP
Volume
39
Issue
2
Year of publication
2001
Pages
112 - 113
Database
ISI
SICI code
1362-4393(200102)39:2<112:CONMPB>2.0.ZU;2-Q
Abstract
Study design: Case report. Objective: Documentation of complication of neck manipulation by an untrain ed person. Setting: Tertiary care referral teaching hospital at Lucknow, India. Methods: Clinical evaluation, plain radiography of cervical spine, spinal M RI. 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.