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“Although incidence of cervical artery dissection precipitated by chiropractic neck manipulation is unknown, it is an important risk. Given that risk, physical therapy exercises may be a safer option than spinal manipulation for treating patients with neck pain.” Conclusion of a letter from Raymond E. Bertino, MD, Arun V. Talkad, MD, Jeffrey R. DeSanto, MD, Jane H. Maksimovic, DO, and Shyam G. Patel, MD. Ann Intern Med. (17th July 2012)