This case involves a patient who suffered permanent injuries after undergoing a chiropractic spinal manipulation in order to treat back pain. The Plaintiff first presented to the defendant chiropractor with complaints of a persistent, aching pain in his lower back. During the visit, the Defendant performed a manipulation of the Plaintiff’s lower back, at which point no pain or discomfort was noted by the Plaintiff. However, several days after the Plaintiff’s session, he awoke with severe, shooting pain in his lower back, with pain radiating into his lower leg. In response to these new symptoms, the Defendant recommended additional chiropractic treatment. During the course of the manipulations, the Plaintiff felt a sudden pain in his back and upper leg, as well as total numbness in his foot. Since the incident, the Plaintiff’s condition has not improved, and he now suffers from an inability to walk due to persistent foot drop.