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Keywords:

  • intracranial hypotension;
  • chiropractic

We report a case of intracranial hypotension caused by chiropractic manipulation which, in contrast to previously reported cases, documents the location of the cerebrospinal fluid leak by radionuclide cisternography. Cervical spinal manipulation produced a remote lumbar dural tear in our patient. Spinal magnetic resonance imaging may falsely localize the dural tear in this condition. Although conservative management is often sufficient, precise localization is required for more invasive therapies.