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Table 3 The terms describing the adverse events and serious adverse events most frequently used in the reviews (listed after frequency shown in brackets)

From: The risk associated with spinal manipulation: an overview of reviews

1. Stroke (36)  
2. Headache (34)  
3. Vertebral artery dissection (29)  
4. Increased pain (22)  
5. Fatigue (18)  
6. Aggravation of symptoms (17)  
7. Death (17)  
8. Radiculopathy (17)  
9. Soreness (16)  
10. Spinal cord injury (16)  
11. Cauda equine syndrome (15)  
12. Disc herniation (13)  
13. Vertebral fracture (12)  
14. Discomfort (11)  
15. Minor side effects (10)  
16. Stiffness (10)  
17. Dizziness (9)  
18. Nausea (9)  
19. Vertebral dislocation (8)  
20. Neck-stiffness (7)