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Current Concepts: Spinal Manipulation and Cervical Arterial Incidents 2005

added Sep 11, 07, updated Feb 16, 15
most detailed summaries by Paul Ingraham


Like the infamous Cassidy et al paper, this document is often cited by chiropractors when they are trying to allay fears about serious complications of cervical adjustment. Although the athors make an effort to be scientifically sound, they obviously have a conflict of interest, stating outright that they wish to make the case that cervical manipulation is not dangerous. Consider this excerpt from the executive summary: “In addition, as part of our ongoing commitment to giving NCMIC doctors the best defense possible should the need arise, we are providing this information to our network of chiropractic defense attorneys. We expect this latest research will be an important tool for our defense attorneys to use in presenting the most contemporary findings from recent research and to help overcome common biases held by judges and juries.” So, whatever else this document might be, it’s not objective. Note: Allan Terrett originally wrote a monograph for the National Chiropractic Mutual Insurance Company in 2001. The 2005 version is not written by him, but by Triano and Kawchuk “with grateful appreciation” to him.

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John J. Triano, Greg Kawchuk, M. Ram Gudavalli, Michael T. Haneline, Michael D. Hill, and Shari Wynd
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National Chiropractic Mutual Insurance Company

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“Risk of vertebrobasilar stroke and chiropractic care: results of a population-based case-control and case-crossover study,” an article in Spine, 2008.

These two articles on PainScience.com cite this paper as a source:

  1. What Happened To My Barber?
  2. Does Spinal Manipulative Therapy (SMT) Work?