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Abstracts of Invited Papers Presented at the Eighth Annual Vertebral Subluxation Research Conference

Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ Volume 4 ~ Number 1 ~ Pages 1-17

ED OWENS, D.C., The Relationship between Science, Philosophy, and Art in Chiropractic Research: the Threelegged Stool Revisited – The profession of chiropractic has been defined in many different ways and from various perspectives throughout its 105 year history.


SIMON A. SENZON,M.A., D.C., The Theory of Chiropractic Pattern Analysis Based on the New Biology – It is a common practice amongst chiropractors to monitor physiological patterns of the body in order to decide when a chiropractic adjustment is necessary.


ROY SWEAT, D.C. AND MATTHEW SWEAT, D.C., Structural Abnormalities and Aberrancies at the Base of the Skull and Cervical Spine: Congenital and Acquired – This lecture will show examples of structural abnormalities that may appear in radiographic studies of the occiput and upper cervical spine.


BRYAN J. SALMINEN, DC AND TUNU MISRA, MS, Inter- and Intra-examiner Reliability of the TyTron C-3000 – We tested the inter- and intra-examiner reliability of doctors scanning subjects using the TyTron C-3000.


  1. MATTHEW MCCOY, DR. EKATERINA MALAKHOVA, DR. YURI SAFRONOV, Improvement in Paraspinal Muscle Tone, Autonomic Function and Quality of Life in Four Children with Cerebral Palsy Undergoing – Subluxation Based Chiropractic Care: Four Retrospective Case Studies To present results experienced by 4 patients with cerebral palsy who underwent chiropractic care to reduce vertebral subluxation.


ILLYA KONDRATYEV MD, ND, Point Testing to Localize Lumbo-Pelvic Fixations – Fixation is a component of the Vertebral Subluxation Complex that causes dysfunction of lumbo-pelvic motor units.


MICHAEL J. CLEMEN, D.C., Mechanically Assisted Mobilization Adjustment of the Lumbo-Pelvic Zone – To identify the most current technologies for the delivery of mobilization adjustments to subluxations of lumbar and sacroiliac areas.


ALAN HARTLEY AND LEIGH CHARLEY, Dissecting the Prone Leg Check – According to theory, the presence of Leg length Inequality (LLI), barring physical defect, is indicative of an asymmetry in the underlying neuromuscular tone of the body, supposedly caused by the presence of vertebral subluxation.


GARY A. KNUTSON, D.C., The Functional “Short Leg”; Physiological Mechanisms and Clinical Manifestations – Leg length inequality (LLI) is one of the most common subluxation/postural analysis checks used by chiropractors.


MERIDEL I.GATTERMAN, MA,DC,MED, Process Consultant, Relating Patient-Centered Evidence Based Guidelines to Subluxation Based Practice – A three-tiered process to revise the current Oregon Practice and Utilization Guidelines is described.


KATHRYN T. HOIRIIS, BS, DC, DAVID EDENFIELD, BA, Chiropractic and The Immune Response: A Literature Review – Introduction: It has been known for more than a century that there are nerve endings in various organs and tissues comprising the immune system.


MIKE CLUSSERATH, DC, Rationale for Multiple Common Indicators of Vertebral Subluxation – The research agenda of Sherman College includes developing vertebral subluxation (VS) measures and determining the effect of VS on quality of life.


ROBERT KESSINGER, D.C. AND DESSISLAVA BONEVA, D.C., A New Approach to the Upper Cervical Specific, Knee Chest Adjusting Procedure – The purpose of this paper is to outline an original upper cervical knee chest adjusting procedure for correction of the atlas and axis subluxation.


JOHN HART, D.C. AND OTHERS*, Comparison of X-ray Listings and Palpation Listings of the Upper Cervical Spine – This study compared the inter-examiner reliability of two approaches for determining vertebral alignment of the upper cervical spine: 1. by x-ray and 2. by palpation.


MIKE CLUSSERATH, The VSC Model and the Philosophy of Chiropractic – The vertebral subluxation complex (VSC) model includes general categories that can be related to the philosophy of chiropractic.


SUSAN H. BROWN, PH.D., ROGER HINSON, D.C. AND EDWARD F. OWENS, M.S., D.C., Comparison of Radiographic Analysis for Two Upper Cervical Specific Techniques – Upper cervical specific chiropractic techniques rely on radiographic analysis to determine the line of drive for correcting misalignments of the first cervical vertebra (C1).

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