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March 1985

Diaphragmatic Paralysis Following Chiropractic Manipulation of the Cervical Spine

Author Affiliations

From the Pulmonary Department, Penrose Hospital, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Arch Intern Med. 1985;145(3):562-564. doi:10.1001/archinte.1985.00360030214038

• We present a case of phrenic nerve damage resulting in unilateral diaphragmatic paralysis following chiropractic manipulation of the neck. Related vascular and neurologic complications of spinal manipulation are reviewed.

(Arch Intern Med 1985;145:562-563)