First Quarter 2023 (January to March) Issue 3.3
The home of friendly papers & articles on and about chiropractic clinical science
The feature topic for this issue is 'subluxation'. We present a number of papers from multiple chiropractic perspectives. Our case reports and clinical science papers also encompass the idea in some way.
In this issue a proposal is made to shift the rhetoric in chiropractic away from a slanging match between 'vitalists' and 'deniers' to a more reasonable ground of debate in the philosophical manner using the terms 'realist', 'post-realist', and 'absurdist'.
Our next issue (2023 Second Quarter, due late March) will bring you some current thinking on Men's Health in chiropractic.
This issue marks our 4th thesis publication. Dr Marina Fox of NZCC addresses 'Vitalism in a chiropractic programme – A New Zealand case study' and concludes 'In the face of the new biology of complex adaptive systems there is potential for a greater common understanding that, with further research and discussion, could lessen the divide even further.'
Scroll down to our theses section. There you will also find the Doctoral (PhD) theses of A/Prof Navine Haworth (Academic Dean, ACC), Dr Donald McDowall (Adjunct Fellow, SCU), and Dr Dennis Richards (Adjunct Fellow, SCU).
We provide this link to the Australian Chiropractor's Association 'President's Message'. Dr Cahill expresses sentiments of high value for the services provided by chiropractors. Dr Cahill has contributed the lead article in this issue's special section on 'subluxation' in which he examines the role of our professional lexicon.
Cahill: Chiropractic Lexicon: Useful or not?
McIvor: Chiropractic Care for Subluxation: A descriptive review of the literature 2019 - 2022
Eldemire: Preserving the Chiropractic Subluxation: A narrative literature review of research for and against the controversial diagnostic term
Rome & Waterhouse: The Chiropractic Subluxation: Medical evidence in support of the subluxation construct
Seaman: The value of case reports for informing subluxation research funding
Venning: Communication: Subluxation without obfuscation
Vincent: A visualisation with notes of subluxation's role in practice
Ebrall: Changing chiropractic’s subluxation rhetoric: Moving on from ‘deniers’, ‘vitalists’, and ‘unorthodox’, to realists, post-realists, and absurdists
McIvor, Postlethwaite, Kolterman, & Martin: Depression, ligament Instability and chronic pain improvement concomitant with a course of concentrated Chiropractic Care: A case report
Editorial: Bushfires, blizzards, flooding, tornadoes, COVID, and scammers: Is an amnesty the answer?
Dion: Finding your own way [WCCS]
Masarsky & Todres-Masarsky: Long COVID: A Risk Factor for Scoliosis Incidence and Exacerbation? [Hypothesis].
Davis & Blum: A history of temporal sphenoidal (TS) diagnosis and its clinical application
Leung & Chu: Cervical Spondylosis and visual dysfunction: A brief overview
Palomar & Svet: Neuroreceptor therapy; the method of Proprioceptive-Deep Tendon Reflex (P-DTR) in functional neurology: from theory to practice
Kirdoglo: Etiopathogenetic significance of hidden compression syndromes in chronic low back pain syndrome development. / Глеб КИРДОГЛО: ЭТИОПАТОГЕНЕТИЧЕСКОЕ ЗНАЧЕНИЕ СКРЫТЫХ КОМПРЕССИОННЫХ СИНДРОМОВ В ФОРМИРОВАНИИ ХРОНИЧЕСКОГО БОЛЕВОГО СИНДРОМА НИЖНЕЙ ЧАСТИ СПИНЫ [Russian] / Kirdoglo: Етіопатогенетичне значення прихованих компресійних синдромів у розвитку синдрому хронічного болю в попереку. [Ukrainian]
Marienthal: Manual muscle testing as an indicator for dysfunction of the cervical spine and the effect of chiropractic treatment on grip strength
Garten: Heterophoria, Panic Disorder, Exposure-Based Treatment: A case report [German]
Willenborg: Helmet therapy for skull deformities
Blum: Channeling healing energy: The power of words in the chiropractic clinical encounter, Part two
Fox et al: Vitalism in a New Zealand chiropractic program
Laurence B. Siegel and Stephen C. Sexauer. Living with Risk: The COVID-19 Iceberg. URL https://blogs.cfainstitute.org/investor/2020/08/20/living-with-risk-the-covid-19-iceberg/
The Journal is delighted to work with Dr Todd Waters, a highly regarded chiropractic historian. Together we will bring you in each issue a short video as 'Living History' from Dr Waters' collection.
This issue presents an overview of the lexicon differences between the Palmers and Oakley Smith.
For more videos by Dr Waters, click here