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ACE Report #7780
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High incidence of MSK AEs with exercise and spinal manipulation for neck pain in elders

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Adverse events among seniors receiving spinal manipulation and exercise in a randomized clinical trial

Man Ther. 2015 Apr;20(2):335-41.

Contributing Authors: M Maiers R Evans J Hartvigsen C Schulz G Bronfort

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241 patients aged 65+ with chronic neck pain were included in the study. Patients were randomized to receive home exercise, supervised rehabilitative exercise in addition to home exercise, or spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) with home exercise for 12 weeks in order to assess the type, incidence, and seriousness of resultant adverse events (AEs). The study found that AEs occurred most often in the...

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