Chiropr Man Therap. 2019 Oct 2;27:60. doi: 10.1186/s12998-019-0265-8. eCollection 2019.
Unravelling functional neurology: does spinal manipulation have an effect on the brain? – a systematic literature review.
Meyer AL1,2,3, Amorim MA1,2, Schubert M4, Schweinhardt P5, Leboeuf-Yde C1,2,3,6.
A recent hypothesis purports that spinal manipulation may cause changes at a brain level. Functional Neurology, a mainly chiropractic approach, promotes the use of spinal manipulation to improve ‘brain function’ as if it were a proven construct. No systematic review has been performed to investigate how well founded this hypothesis is.