Journal of Clinical Case Reports

ISSN: 2165-7920

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Behnoosh Tabloie


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    Quadraparesis following Chiropractic Manipulation: A Case Report
    Author(s): Behnoosh Tabloie and Arun AggarwalBehnoosh Tabloie and Arun Aggarwal

    Chiropractic manipulation is a popular form of alternative therapy used in the treatment of acute and chronic pain. Neurological complications are uncommon, occurring in 1 per million cervical manipulations. We report a case of a 35-year old man who developed a C3/C4 quadraparesis, shortly after chiropractic manipulation to his neck for acute on chronic neck pain. A CT scan of his cervical spine showed a large central disc protrusion at C3/4 causing severe cord compression and underwent urgent C3/4 cervical decompression with fusion. He improved neurologically and after a period of inpatient rehabilitation he has discharged home, 3 weeks after presentation, independent in mobility and self care with minimal residual upper limb weakness, which resolved over the next few months. Even though neurological complications of spinal manipulation are well recognised, our case demonstrates the.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2165-7920.1000137

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