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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 2001;25(5):896-900.
Cervical Spine Fracture Following Non-authorized Manipulation: A case report .
Yoon, Seok Mann , Lee, Kyeong Seok , Doh, Jae Won , Bae, Hack Gun , Park, Sang Il , Yun, Il Gyu
1Department of Neurosurgery, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, Chonan Hospital.
2Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, Chonan Hospital.
무면허 척추도수치료 후에 발생한 경추 골절 1례 ⁣증례 보고⁣
윤석만, 이경석, 도재원, 배학근, 박상일1, 윤일규
순천향대학교 의과대학 천안병원 신경외과학교실, 1재활의학교실

We present a case of 5th cervical spine (C5) body fracture following cervical spine manipulation. The patient was an 18 year-old girl. She visited a non-authorized manipulation practitioner because of her shoulder pain. At that time she had no neck pain. During manipulation, the practitioner turned her neck suddenly with strong force, then she felt sudden neck pain. A fracture of the C5 body was identified in magnetic resonance images of the cervical spine.

We should be aware of the risk of serious complications associated with chiropractic manipulation.

Key Words: Cervical spine body fracture, Non-authorized manipulation, Magnetic resonance images


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