Updated: July 2021

Spinal Manipulative Therapy (SMT) Safety

  • A 2021 descriptive 3-year survey was conducted in the Netherlands at the Dutch Pediatric Surveillance Unit asking pediatricians to register adverse events associated with CAM therapies. Out of the 32 registered cases, 2 were thought to be directly related to manipulation of the neck of infants. One was described as transient facial palsy and the other was torticollis. Underreporting was suspected. ABSTRACT 

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