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Safety of spinal manipulation in the treatment of lumbar disk herniations: a systematic review and risk assessment

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Sistematic Review

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Structural and chiropractic

J Manipulative Physiol Ther.2004 Mar-Apr;27(3):197-210.

Authors:

D Oliphant

Abstract.

Objective: To provide a qualitative systematic review of the risk of spinal manipulation in the treatment of lumbar disk herniations (LDH) and to estimate the risk of spinal manipulation causing a severe adverse reaction in a patient presenting with LDH. Data sources: Relevant case reports, review articles, surveys, and investigations regarding treatment of lumbar disk herniations with spinal manipulation and adverse effects and associated risks were found with a search of the literature. Data synthesis: Prospective/retrospective studies and review papers were graded according to quality, and results and conclusions were tabulated. From the data published, an estimate of the risk of spinal manipulation causing a clinically worsened disk herniation or cauda equina syndrome (CES) in patients presenting with LDH was calculated. This was compared with estimates of the safety of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and surgery in the treatment of LDH. Results: An estimate of the risk of spinal manipulation causing a clinically worsened disk herniation or CES in a patient presenting with LDH is calculated from published data to be less than 1 in 3.7 million. Conclusion: The apparent safety of spinal manipulation, especially when compared with other "medically accepted" treatments for LDH, should stimulate its use in the conservative treatment plan of LDH.

Publication Date: 

2004 Mar-Apr

OEID: 

4721

Oliphant, D. (2004) 'Safety of spinal manipulation in the treatment of lumbar disk herniations: a systematic review and risk assessment', J Manipulative Physiol Ther.2004 Mar-Apr;27(3):197-210.

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