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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 2001;25(4):720-723.
Atlantoaxial Subluxation Caused by Spinal Manipulation: A case report.
Park, Choong Hyun , Chun, Dong Jin , Lee, Sung Jae , Kwon, Bum Sun , Kim, Seung Cheol
1Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Dankook University.
2Department of Radiology, College of Medicine, Dankook University.
척추도수치료 후 발생한 제1,2경추 아탈구 ⁣증례 보고⁣
박충현, 전동진, 이성재, 권범선, 김승철1
단국대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실, 1진단방사선과학교실

A 29 years old woman had suffered from posterior neck and right shoulder pain for one year. She was given a spinal manipulation that was by a non-licentiate at a non-hospital. Posterior neck and shoulder pains were worsened and headache was developed after the spinal manipulation. She was recommended to be kept on the manipulation. Although physical finding was non-specific, radiologic findings of CT and MRI revealed atlantoaxial subluxation. After cervical immobilization and anti-inflammatory drug medication for three months, she recovered and did return to her work. We expect that atlantoaxial subluxation after spinal manipulation is not rare even in healthy young person without underlying pathology and can progress to serious complications unless detailed examination and management are undertaken.

Key Words: Chiropratic therapy, Atlantoaxial subluxation


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