CHIROPRACTIC LUMBAR SPINAL MANIPULATIONS AND RISKS OF NEUROLOGICAL COMPLICATIONS: A REVIEW
A. Timucin Atayoglu*, Ayten Guner-Atayoglu, M. Ali Cetinkale, Gulcin Kuran-Cetinkale, Kaleem Ullah Rajput
Almost half of the population experience low-back pain at some point in time. Recently, the use of chiropractic which is a form of complementary medicine based on the manipulative treatment of the joints, especially those of the spinal column have increased considerably for such complaints. In spite of its increasing popularity, safety has been debated and estimates vary widely for the incidence of serious adverse reactions of chiropractic spinal manipulations. Neurological incidents account for the criticism surrounding chiropractic lumbar spinal manupulations. The aim of this review is to investigate the risk of the neurological complications of chirporactic lumbar spinal manipulations.
Keywords: chiropractic, complementary medicine, complication, safety, lumbar spinal manipulation.
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