Spinal cord compression following traditional confinement massage

Ramesh Sahathevan, Hui Jan Tan, Suhail Abdullah, Shahizon Azura Mohamed Mukari, B. B. Hamidon, Raymond Azman Ali

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Abstract

We describe a case of tetraparesis in a 33-year-old woman following neck manipulation performed by a traditional confinement mid-wife. An MRI of the cervical spine revealed a fracture of the second cervical vertebra with atlanto-axial subluxation that resulted in cord compression.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)495-496
Number of pages2
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume66
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

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Cervical Vertebrae
Spinal Cord Compression
Massage
Spouses
Spine
Neck

Keywords

  • Cord compression
  • Neck manipulation
  • Tetraparesis

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  • Medicine(all)

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Spinal cord compression following traditional confinement massage. / Sahathevan, Ramesh; Tan, Hui Jan; Abdullah, Suhail; Mohamed Mukari, Shahizon Azura; Hamidon, B. B.; Ali, Raymond Azman.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 66, No. 5, 12.2011, p. 495-496.

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