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Foundation Provides Information Regarding Chiropractic & Immunity

The Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation is responding to the misinformation being disseminated by regulatory agencies, chiropractic trade organizations, chiropractic schools and individuals. 


Our first response was to the World Federation of Chiropractic's flawed and biased hit piece that was put out during the midst of the crisis in an effort to silence chiropractors on the role of chiropractic in immunity. This response has been published:


A Critical Evaluation of the World Federation of Chiropractic’s Fatally Flawed Review of Immunity & Chiropractic. 


Matthew McCoy DC, MPH, Christopher Kent DC, JD, Simon Senzon DC, MA, PhD(C), & Phillip Ebrall BAppsSc (Chiropr), PhD, DC (Hon). Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ May 12, 2020 ~ Pages 59-62


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In addition to the immediate response to the WFC's flawed document, the FVS reorganized its research team and began work on a series of major projects related to immunity & chiropractic. Thus far, three documents have been completed and the fourth, which is a research protocol, will be completed shortly.


Those documents & related projects are:


Chiropractic, Vertebral Subluxation and Immune Function: A Multi-Pronged Project to Address Fundamental Questions in an Evidence Informed Framework


A Scoping Review of Chiropractic, Vertebral Subluxation and Immune Function with Implications for the Development of a Protocol for Measurement of Immune Biomarkers in Chiropractic Research & the Development of Related Policy


A Scoping Review of Salivary Tests for Immunoglobulin A, Cortisol and C-Reactive Protein and the Measurement of Immune Biomarkers in Chiropractic Research


A Prospective Longitudinal Health Outcomes Study Evaluating Immune Biomarkers and Quality of Life in Subjects Undergoing Management of Vertebral Subluxation - Protocol


We will be releasing the first of these documents within the coming days and will alert you when they are made public.


UPDATE: May 18, 2020 Scoping Review Just Published:


A Scoping Review of Chiropractic, Vertebral Subluxation and Immune Function with Implications for Development of a Protocol for Measurement of Immune Biomarkers in Chiropractic Research & the Development of Related Policy.  


Matthew McCoy DC, MPH, Christopher Kent DC, JD, Suzzanne M. Candelaria-Perez BSc, Anquonette Stiles DC, MPH, Christie Kwon DC, MS, MPH(C), Christopher Long BS, Brooke Mills AA. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ May 18, 2020 ~ Pages 63-74


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Learn More

In addition to these efforts on immunity the regular work of the Foundation continues including our projects on Best Practices, subluxation epidemiology, salutogenesis, The Senzon Papers, and much more. Click the link below to see our team and what we are working on . . .