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Cervical spine examination. Physiotherapist manipulating the cervical (neck) region of a young boy's spine, during a spinal examination. Manipulation involves the application of pressure or stretching to diagnose and correct imbalances and tension in a patient's muscles, tendons and ligaments. This can be used to treat injuries or disorders of the musculoskeletal system, such as those affecting the joints between bones, as found in the spine.
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