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Research on Cardiovascular Risk & Vertebral Subluxation
 

A compilation of literature that explores the role that subluxation-centered chiropractic care may have in relation to risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease. These include potential effects on inflammatory markers, immune system response, psychological and physiological stress.

 

Chiropractic, Subluxation and Cardiovascular Health

 

This educational PowerPoint presentation contains 210 slides that outline the epidemiology of stroke and dissection, reviews the role of chiropractic and subluxation in cardiovascular disease and refutes many of the related common myths. Everything you need to educate your patients and your community.



The following is a list of research papers published in our journals on the topic of cardiovascular disease risk factors and chiropractic. 

 

Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Chiropractic Care and Cervical Artery Dissection: No Evidence for Causation

Ephraim W. Church, Emily P. Sieg, Omar Zalatimo, Namath S. Hussain, Michael Glantz, Robert E. Harbaugh

Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ May 30, 2016 ~ Pages 45-52

 
Reduction in Arterial Blood Pressure Following Adjustment of Atlas to Correct Vertebral Subluxation: A Prospective Longitudinal Cohort Study
Scott Torns, DC
Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research ~ August 11, 2014 ~ Pages 54-60
 
Atlas Vertebra Realignment and Arterial Blood Pressure Regulation in 42 Subjects
Scott Torns DC   
Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research ~ Issue 2 ~ April 24, 2012 ~ Pages 40-45
 
Atlas Vertebra Realignment and Achievement of Arterial Pressure Goal in Hypertensive Patients: A Pilot Study
George L. Bakris, M.D, Marshall Dickholtz Sr. D.C., Peter Meyer, Ph.D, Glenda Kravitz, M.S Elizabeth Avery, MS, Martha Miller BA, Jonathan Brown, D.C, C. Woodfield, Joseph Bruce M. Bell, M.D, Jason Haas
Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ October 29, 2007 ~ Pages 1-9
 
The Impact of Chiropractic Adjustments on Intracranial Blood Flow: A Pilot Study
Robert M. Scott DC, Ph.D, Christopher L. Kaufman Ph.D., Donald R. Dengel, Ph.D.
Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ May 21, 2007 ~ Pages 1-8
 
Correlation of U.S. Mortality Rates with Chiropractor Ratios and other Determinants: 1995
John Hart MHS, DC
Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ July 2, 2008 ~ Pages 1-6
 
1990 Death Rates in the U.S. in Relation to: Chiropractors and Medical Doctors Per Capita, Age, Income, and Education
John Hart MHS, DC
Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ September 12, 2008 ~ Pages 1-5
 
Resolution of Hypertension Following Reduction of Upper Cervical Vertebral Subluxation: A Case Study 
Jonathan Chung, DC, Justin Brown, DC, Joseph Busa, DC 
Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research ~ January 2, 2014 ~ Pages 1-6
 
Upper Cervical Specific Chiropractic Management of a Patient with Hypertension: A Case Report and Selective Review of the Literature
Eric Whedon D.C.
Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research ~ January 21, 2013 ~ Pages 1-13
 
Resolution of Post-Concussion Seizures Following Atlas Orthogonal Technique
Roy Sweat DC & Trena Adams DC
Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research ~ November 3, 2011 ~ Pages 66-70
 
Resolution of Trigeminal Neuralgia Following Chiropractic Care to Reduce Cervical Spine Vertebral Subluxations: A Case Study
Michael T. Burcon, B.Ph., D.C.
Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ October 26, 2009 ~ Pages 1-7
 
Upper Cervical Chiropractic Management of an Adult with Ankylosing Spondylitis: A Case Report
Cailen E. Wells DC & John Williams DC
Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research ~ May 27, 2011 ~ Pages 25-30
 
Athletic Perfromance and Physiological Measures in Baseball Players Following Upper Cerivcal Chiropractic Care:  A Pilot Study
Jon Schwartzbauer, D.C., Jason  Kolber, Mitzi Schwartzbauer, D.C., John Hart, D.C., John Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.
Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ Volume 1 ~ Number 4 ~ Pages 1-7
 
Somatovisceral Responses to Chiropractic Adjustments
Shane Lynch DC, William R. Boone Ph.D, DC
Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ March 17, 2009 ~ Pages 1-5
 
Improved Health Outcomes in a Patient with Muscular Dystrophy and Hypertension Following Subluxation Based Chiropractic Care
Curtis Fedorchuk, DC &  Chad Frisch, DC
Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ January 31, 2013 ~ Pages 1-11 
 
Improvement in Meniere’s Disease, Balance, Coordination & Quality of Life Following Network Spinal Analysis Care
Karen Feeley D.C. & Amanda Kemp D.C., B.S., P.T.A.
Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ November 25, 2013 ~ Pages 107-119 
 
Resolution of Atrial Fibrillation & Hypertension in a Patient Undergoing Upper-Cervical Chiropractic Care
Trevor Qualls BS, DC & Crystal Lester BA  
Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research ~ Issue 1 ~ February 22, 2012 ~ Pages 9-15 
 
Reduction in Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors Following Chiropractic Care: A Case Study & Selective Review of the Literature
Anthony Slinger, D.C. & Shayla Lesho, D.C.
Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ April 23, 2014 ~ Pages 80-88 
 
Muscular Strength and Chiropractic:Theoretical Mechanisms and Health Implications
Dean L. Smith, D.C.,M.Sc. and Ronald H. Cox, Ph.D.
Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ Volume 3 ~ Number 4 ~ Pages 1-13
 
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome: Disease Severity Based on Multivariate Analysis of Patient Polysomnographic Records
Robert H.I. Blanks Ph.D. and Victor V. Strelzow, M.D., FACA, FRCS-C
Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ Volume 3 ~ Number 1 ~ Pages 1-7
 
An Epidemiological Approach to the Effects Subluxation-Based Chiropractic Care Has on Managing CVD Risk Factors: A Case Study and Review of the Literature  
Eric Zielinski, B.A. Bio  & Nate A. Blume, D.C. Bio
Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ November 4, 2013 ~ Pages 77- 99 
 
Improvement in Pattern Analysis, Heart Rate Variability & Symptoms Following Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care
Robert C Kessinger DC, Michael F. Anderson DC, Jarod W Adlington, DC
Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research ~ May 9, 2013 ~ Pages 32-42
 
Improvement in Symptoms Related to Depression, Anxiety and Pain in a Patient Undergoing Subluxation Based Chiropractic Care
Michael Teytelbaum DC
Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ August 29, 2011 ~ Pages 84-91
 
Resolution of Atrial Fibrillation & Hypertension in a Patient Undergoing Upper-Cervical Chiropractic Care
Trevor Qualls BS, DC & Crystal Lester BA  
Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research ~ Issue 1 ~ February 22, 2012 ~ Pages 9-15 
 
Heart Rate Variability and Chiropractic: A Review of Literature
Anquonette Stiles, B.S. & Matthew McCoy, DC
 
Reduction of Resting Pulse Rate Following Chiropractic Adjustment of Atlas Subluxation
John Hart, DC, MHSc
Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ March 3, 2014 ~ Pages 16-21 
 
Reduction in Cholesterol and Improved Quality of Life in a Patient with Dyslipidemia Undergoing Chiropractic Care: A Case Study
Curtis Fedorchuk DC Bio , Jill Leeder Burk DC Bio, Sean Phillips DC Bio
Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ June 2, 2011 ~ Pages 26-36
 
Association Between Heart Rate Variability and Novel Pulse Rate Variability Methods
John Hart DC, MHSc Bio
Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ July 9, 2012 ~ Pages 65-71