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MANIPULATIVE (CHIROPRACTIC) DISLOCATIONS OF THE ATLAS

MANIPULATIVE (CHIROPRACTIC) DISLOCATIONS OF THE ATLAS Unintelligent manipulations of the structures of the region of the upper cervical spine may result in undesired sequelae, such as have occurred in the three cases here presented. A forward dislocation of the atlas on the axis has been a consequence in each of the cases, one with fracture of the odontoid process; all of the cases were apparently the result of chiropractic treatments. One of them resulted in death, the second in constant dull pain and limitation of motion, with a material loss in efficiency of the patient, while the third appears to be progressing satisfactorily in spite of the dislocation of the atlanto-axial joint, although there is a marked reduction in the movements of the head. ANATOMIC CONSIDERATIONS The articulation of the atlas with the axis is a joint of complicated nature, as it is made up of four distinct parts or joints. These are: (1) a pivot http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

MANIPULATIVE (CHIROPRACTIC) DISLOCATIONS OF THE ATLAS

JAMA , Volume 85 (18) – Oct 31, 1925

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1925 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
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1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1925.02670180012003
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Abstract

Unintelligent manipulations of the structures of the region of the upper cervical spine may result in undesired sequelae, such as have occurred in the three cases here presented. A forward dislocation of the atlas on the axis has been a consequence in each of the cases, one with fracture of the odontoid process; all of the cases were apparently the result of chiropractic treatments. One of them resulted in death, the second in constant dull pain and limitation of motion, with a material loss in efficiency of the patient, while the third appears to be progressing satisfactorily in spite of the dislocation of the atlanto-axial joint, although there is a marked reduction in the movements of the head. ANATOMIC CONSIDERATIONS The articulation of the atlas with the axis is a joint of complicated nature, as it is made up of four distinct parts or joints. These are: (1) a pivot

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Oct 31, 1925

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