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You Might Also Review the Scathing Review of this Paper by Anthony L. Rosner, Ph.D., Director of Research Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research

03 Novembre 2008
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May 18, 2003 ~   The recent publication by Smith et al. in Neurology addressing vertebral artery dissection 1 represents another episode of regrettable studies which, despite serious flaws which raise substantial questions as to their internal validity, go at great lengths to selectively disparage the advisability of performing cervical manipulations as a means of patient care while obscuring the larger picture. 2-6 By this I refer both to the failure to fully present the well-documented benefits of this procedure as well as the equally well-chronicled risks of alternatives to cervical manipulation-including the use of medications which is so deeply entrenched in our society as to be obviously far more prevalent than any applications of manipulation. The fact that Smith's study has been so extensively and immediately propagated in the printed and televised media (in contrast to the many investigations which have supported cervical manipulations with no reports of substantial side-effects 7-30 ) represents a major disservice to the American public and threatens their access to the best available options in healthcare.


Anthony L. Rosner, Ph.D. Response to Vertebral Artery Dissection Study: Synopsis Paper by Smith et al. Published in May 13, 2003 Issue of Neurology May 18, 2003 Foundation for Chiropractic Education and Research