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Spinal Manipulation Minimizes Phobic Responses

A randomized, controlled, double-blind clinical trial at a community college campus studied the effect of spinal manipulation upon the intensity of emotional arousal in phobic subjects exposed to a threat stimulus.

Visual analog scale (VAS) readings and pulse rates were obtained of subjects' responses to viewing their phobogenic stimulus. Spinal manipulation was performed while the subjects experienced emotional responses. Manual muscle testing was utilized to ascertain the associated spinal segments and involved emotion.

The VAS postintervention mean for the spinal manipulation group was significantly lower than the control means and from its corresponding preintervention mean. Spinal manipulation significantly decreased the intensity of emotional arousal reported by phobic subjects. The mechanism for this effect is not known.

Peterson KB. The effects of spinal manipulation on the intensity of emotional arousal in phobic subjects exposed to a threat stimulus: a randomized, controlled, double-blind clinical trial. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, Nov. 1997;20(9), pp602-6. Reprints: Tel: (630) 889-6524; Fax: (630) 889-6482

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