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Acta Radiol. 2011 Dec 1;52(10):1125-7. doi: 10.1258/ar.2011.110281. Epub 2011 Oct 24.

Spinal cord injury following chiropractic manipulation to the neck.

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Clinical Radiology, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK. jchakraverty@doctors.org.uk

Abstract

Spinal cord injury is a rare complication of chiropractic treatment. This case report describes a 50-year-old man who developed neurological symptoms a few hours after manipulation (high velocity low amplitude [HVLA] technique) of the cervical spine. Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of the cervical spine revealed intramedullary high signal at the C2/3 level of the right side of the cervical cord on the T2-weighted images. The potential mechanism of injury and causes of the radiological appearance are discussed.

PMID:
22025741
DOI:
10.1258/ar.2011.110281
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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