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What are the risks of manual treatment of the spine? A scoping review for clinicians

ConclusionExisting literature indicates that benign adverse events following manual treatments to the spine are common, while serious adverse events are rare. The incidence and causal relationships with serious adverse events are challenging to establish, with gaps in the literature and inherent methodological limitations of studies. Clinicians should ensure that patients are informed of risks during the consent process. Since serious adverse events could result from pre-existing pathologies, assessment for signs or symptoms of these is important. Clinicians may also contribute to furthering understanding by utilising patient safety incident reporting and learning systems where adverse events have occurred.
Source: Chiropractic and Manual Therapies - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research

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Source: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: RESEARCH ARTICLE Source Type: research
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Source: American Journal of Public Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Am J Public Health Source Type: research
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