OBJECTIVE: To discuss a patient whose spinal abnormalities may have caused subliminal visual field loss.
CLINICAL FEATURES: A 22-yr-old man suffered from a painful neck. His vision was in the normal range, as measured by computerized static perimetry.
INTERVENTION AND OUTCOME: To define a guideline for a proposed investigation into visual field changes with spinal adjustment, his visual fields were tested before and after a normal office spinal manipulation. After this procedure, there was a measurable rise in the visual sensitivity of both eyes.
CONCLUSION: The use of computerized static perimetry changes to measure the cerebral effects of spinal manipulation is recommended for future chiropractic research.
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