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Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine ›› 2003, Vol. 1 ›› Issue (4): 262-264.doi: 10.3736/jcim20030409

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An transcranial Doppler ultrasonography and X-ray study of cervical vertigo patients treated by manipulation in supine position

Li Chen1, Hong-sheng Zhan2   

  1. 1. Centre of Rehabilitation, Naval Convalescent Hospital of People’s Liberation Army,Hangzhou,Zhejiang Province 310000,China
    2. Department of Traumatology and Orthopaedics, Shuguang Hospital, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 200021,China
  • Received:2003-08-29 Online:2003-12-20 Published:2003-12-20


To observe the transcranial Doppler ultrasonography and X-ray changes of cervical vertigo patients caused by cervical instability before and after the manipulation treatment in supine position.


Sixteen cervical vertigo patients who underwent supine manipulation treament were reviewed retrospectively. After the treatment, the changes of transcranial Doppler ultrasonography of cervical vertebral artery and X-ray of cervical spine were observed.


Before the treatment, the mean blood flow velocity of vertebral artery was (48.6±3.1) cm/s, much higher than that of the normal group (P<0.05), the means of the horizontal displacement of C3,4 and C4,5 were (3.18±0.42) mm and 93.46±0.26) mm respectively. After the treatment, the blood flow velocity and the C3,4 horizontal displacement decreased significantly (P<0.05). The effective rate of the manipulation treatment was 100%.


The manipulation treatment is an effective method for cervical vertigo patients caused by cervical instability, and the effect is correlated with the improvement of the blood flow of cervical artery and the restoration of cervical stability.

Key words: manipulation therapy, cervical vertebrae, vertibral artery, ultrasonography, Doppler, transcranial, X-ray diagnostic

CLC Number: 

  • R244.1


组 别 n 左侧椎动脉 右侧椎动脉 基底动脉
Vp Vm Vp Vm Vp Vm
正常对照组 16 48.6±5.6 42.3 ±3.4 50.7±4.6 43.4±5.3 52.6±9.4 46.9±8.7
治疗组 16 治疗前 52.3±4.5 48.6±3.1* 54.8±6.2 49.7±4.9* 55±6.7 48.3±7.8
治疗后 44.5±4.3 39.2±3.5 52.9±5.5 41.2±3.6 56.8±7.5 44.5±6.6


组 别 n C2,3 C3,4 C4,5 C5,6 C6,7
正常对照组 16 1.06±0.21 1.25±0.33 1.42±0.34 1.64±0.42 1.92±0.36
治疗组 16 治疗前 2.26±0.41 3.18±0.42* 3.46±0.26* 2.03±0.46 1.58±0.47
治疗后 2.01±0.36 2.25±0.35 3.28±0.35 2.15±0.17 1.86±0.42
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