THE EYE, THE CERVICAL SPINE, AND SPINAL MANIPULATIVE THERAPY: A REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
 
   

The Eye, the Cervical Spine,
and Spinal Manipulative Therapy:
A Review of the Literature

This section is compiled by Frank M. Painter, D.C.
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FROM:   Chiropractic Technique 1995 (May):   7 (2):   43-54

Terrett, A.; Gorman, R


Practitioners of spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) note that after patients occasionally state that their vision has improved. Visual improvement is mentioned by patients more commonly than the appearance of reports in the literature would suggest. Various ocular effects of spinal manipulative therapy have appeared in the literature. These have included changes in visual acuity, oculomotor function, intraocular pressure, and pupillary size. This paper reviews the literature regarding connections between the eye, the cervical spine, and spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) with a view to future research in this area. Various theories that have been proposed are briefly reviewed.


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