Spinal Manipulation

This is a review article for clinicians. It discusses the potential effects of spinal manipulation. A very good clinical read.

The biomechanics of spinal manipulation

W, Herzog, 2010


The Biomechanical forces used during high speed manipulations and their physiological responses are described. The forces varied greatly and produced distal responses to proximal manipulation. Cavitation was felt to occur at the facet joints. Of clinical interest, the strains produced during manipulation were smaller than during clinical testing.

  • Jounrnal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies (2010) 14, 280-286