Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation Won’t Cause Chest Injuries

FRIDAY, May 13 (HealthDay News) — Chest compressions during chiropractic spinal  manipulation result in little or no risk of chest injury, according to new research.

The study, published in the May 13 online edition of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, measured and examined the force of chest compressions ranging   from typical to extremely rigorous and found all to be well under the threshold for injury.

“Results from this preliminary study showed that maximum chest compression during   chiropractic manipulation of the thoracic spine is unlikely to result in injury,” lead   investigator Brian D. Stemper, associate professor in the department of neurosurgery at   Medical College of Wisconsin, said in a journal news release.

SOURCE: Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, news release, May 13,   2011  HealthDay

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