According to a study analysis by international medical review body Cochrane, neck manipulation as a stand-alone treatment gives only moderate short-term pain relief compared with dummy manipulations or muscle relaxant drugs.

The potential for catastrophic events and clear absence of unique benefit lead to the inevitable conclusion that manipulation of the cervical spine should be abandoned.

According to Dailymail today {09/06/2012}~The British Chiropractic Association said the technique is at least as effective as other medical treatments and safer than drugs. A spokesman added: ‘The term chiropractic is often mis-used for treatment carried out by non-chiropractors.

So ,Neck ‘cracking’ and manipulations carried out by REAL chiropractors could NOT trigger ‘catastrophic’ health problems such as strokes?

I still don't understand.

What's your opinion?