The last two years have been marked by some very exciting research publications related to vertebral subluxation. In case you missed them, here are some highlights:

If you haven’t seen these papers, you probably haven’t been reading the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, a peer-reviewed publication dedicated to subluxation-centered chiropractic research. In its two short years of existence, JVSR has achieved indexing in the MANTIS and CINAHL databases.

Your ability to practice subluxation-centered chiropractic is dependent, in part, on having a scholarly journal to disseminate research findings. This includes research on the global effects of chiropractic care beyond back pain, and research into improved strategies for the analysis and correction of vertebral subluxations.

If this sounds like a commercial for JVSR, it is. I’m passionate about JVSR because I realize its importance. If you only subscribe to one professional journal, I suggest that you choose JVSR. It needs and deserves the support of every subluxation-centered chiropractor. For subscription information, call 800-347-1011.


1. Kent C: “Models of vertebral subluxation: a review.” Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research 1996;1(1):11.

2. Boone WR, Dobson GJ: “A proposed vertebral subluxation model reflecting traditional concepts and recent advances in health and science.” Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research 1996;1(1):19.

3. Epstein D: “Network Spinal Analysis: a system of health care delivery within the subluxation-based chiropractic model.” Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research 1996;1(1):51.

4. Kale MU, Keeter T: “A mechanical analysis of the side posture and knee-chest specific adjustment techniques.” Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research 1996;1(3):35.

5. Morter Jr T: “The theoretical basis and rationale for the clinical application of bio-energetic synchronization.” Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research 1996;2(1):23.

6. Schwartzbauer J, Kolber J, Swartzbauer M, et al: “Athletic performance and physiological measures in baseball players following upper cervical chiropractic care: a pilot study.” Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research 1996;1(4):33.

7. Kessinger R: “Changes in pulmonary function associated with upper cervical specific chiropractic care.” Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research 1996;1(3):43.

8. Graham RL, Pistolese RA: “An impairment rating analysis of asthmatic children under chiropractic care.” Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research 1996;1(4):41.

9. Kessinger R, Boneva D: “Changes in visual acuity in patients receiving upper cervical specific chiropractic care.” Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research 1996;2(1):43.

10. Blanks RH, Schuster TL, Dobson M: “A retrospective assessment of Network care using a survey of self-rated health, wellness, and quality of life.” Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research 1996;1(4):15.

11. Kent C: “Surface electromyography in the assessment of changes in paraspinal muscle activity associated with vertebral subluxation: a review.” Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research 1996;1(3):97.

12. Gentempo P, Kent C, Hightower B, Minicozzi SJ: “Normative data for paraspinal surface electromyographic scanning using a 25-500 Hz bandpass.” Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research 1996;1(1):43.

13. Shaikewitz M: “A demographic and physical characterization of cervical spine curvature and degeneration.” Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research 1996;1(2):41.

14. Kent C, Rondberg T, Dobson M: “A survey response regarding the appropriateness of professional practice guidelines to subluxation- based chiropractic.” Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research 1996;1(2):13.

15. McCoy HG, McCoy M: “A multiple parameter assessment of whiplash injury patients undergoing subluxation-based chiropractic care: a retrospective study.” Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research 1996;1(3):51.

16. Cover and page 3. Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research 1996;2(1).

17. Evans JM: “Differential compliance measured by the function recording and analysis system in the assessment of vertebral subluxation.” Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research 1996;2(1):15.

18. Pistolese RA: “Risk assessment of neurological and/or vertebrobasilar complications in the pediatric chiropractic patient.” Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research 1996;2(2):77.

19. Vanquaethem PL, Gould JL: “The use of a numerical point system in the assessment of clinical progress in patients under subluxation- based chiropractic care: a case study.” Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research 1996;2(2):97.

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