Phrenic nerve palsy accompanying chiropractic manipulation of the neck

South Med J. 1993 Jun;86(6):688-90. doi: 10.1097/00007611-199306000-00021.


We have described a case of bilateral diaphragmatic palsy temporally related to chiropractic manipulation of the neck. Severe orthopnea of acute onset during cervical manipulation was the main symptom.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Chiropractic*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases / etiology
  • Phrenic Nerve*
  • Respiratory Paralysis / etiology*