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ID 15220
Title Virchow's triad and spinal manipulative therapy of the cervical spine
Journal J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2001 Dec;45(4):225-231
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Article

The objective of this review paper is to borrow Virchow's Triad as a conceptual framework to examine the state of the art in research on thrombosis, specifically in the vertebrobasilar system as a consequence of high velocity, low amplitude spinal manipulation of the cervical spine. A revised Virchow's Triad is presented which emphasizes the interactions between various risk factors, as a tool for clinicians and researchers to use in their analyses of vertebrobasilar stroke. Endothelial injury, abnormal blood flow and hypercoagulability are discussed.

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