Siehl D. Manipulation of the Spine under General Anesthesia. J Am Osteopath Assoc.
Siehl D. Manipulation of the Spine under General Anesthesia. J Am Osteopath Assoc. June 1963;62:35-41.
“… the reposition under anesthesia is harmless and presents absolutely an acknowledged and trustworthy procedure in treatment.” Page 36
“However, I believe that manipulation under anesthesia might well be the ideal treatment in many cases of acute low back and neck problems.” Page 37
“Of the patients having merely myofibrositis or a similar pathologic state, 96.3 percent were improved (good to fair results), making manipulation (under anesthesia) worth while.” Page 38
“It becomes evident from the review of these cases that manipulation of the spine under general anesthesia is a valuable procedure, but the cases must be specifically selected.” Page 39
“The steady spasm and the consequent postural defects combine with local pain, tetalgia, disturbances of the sympathetic nervous system, insomnia, and fatigue to form a vicious circle which magnifies the disability. Therefore, in an attempt to break up this vicious circle, manipulation of various types is carried out through the spinal areas. This can be applied more effectively in many cases with the patient under general anesthesia.” Page 39
“A high percentage of good results can be obtained with careful evaluation and selection of cases.” Page 39