Spinal Manipulation

15%

Improve with treatment

40%

Improve with control

45%

Do not Improve

What does improve mean?

An example of a 30% reduction in pain scores is a decrease from 6 to 4 on a 10 point pain scale

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How many people will improve?

55%

Improvement by treatment or placebo

45%

No Improvement

Spinal Manipulation Harms

Adverse Events
13.5%
4.7% (placebo)

Other Considerations

  • Degree of benefit is uncertain.
  • Case reports have associated neck manipulation with stroke.

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