Comprehensive Therapy

, Volume 29, Issue 2–3, pp 124–129 | Cite as

The pediatric spine: Anatomical and dynamic considerations preceding manipulation

  • Michael L. O'Neal
Original Article

Abstract

Spinal manipulation is effective for the treatment of many conditions, albeit not without possible complications. The incidence of subtle growth plate fractures following high-velocity techniques in children is surely under-appreciated because of the occult nature of these injuries.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael L. O'Neal
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Family MedicineUniversity of South Florida College of MedicineTampaUSA
  2. 2.Center for Family Health, Wellness, and PreventionPalm Harbor

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