The Epidemiology of Vertebral Subluxation

fvs_mccoy_epidemiology_cropped.jpgAll too often, chiropractic is criticized as an “unscientific” discipline, lacking empirical research to validate the assertion that vertebral subluxations have an adverse effect on the human nervous system, on general health and well-being and by extension, society as a whole. It is the extension to society as a whole where subluxation has been theorized to have its most detrimental effects. If this is true, then this is also where its elucidation holds the greatest promise for influencing and affecting communal expression. The systematic study of the epidemiology and global burden of vertebral subluxation should be carried out by individuals and groups with a worldview towards chiropractic that is consistent with the theory that subluxations pose a hindrance to the fullest expression of life. The results of this type of research can then be used to drive policy, not only in health care, but in education and other sociocultural arenas. In this brief lecture Dr. McCoy reviews what is needed to answer fundamental questions regarding vertebral subluxation.


Research & the Future of the Profession - Kent & McCoy

Sit down with Drs Christopher Kent and Matthew McCoy as they discuss research and the future of the chiropractic profession. In this On Purpose interview Kent and McCoy discuss the exciting work of the Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation and lay out the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats facing the conservative, traditional faction of chiropractic  


On Purpose



ChiroFutures Malpractice Program


The Brain Has Been There All Along

6.jpgRecently it seems some chiropractors and chiropractic researchers have just discovered the brain. The truth is that its been there all along. In this presentation, historical and contemporary definitions and models of vertebral subluxation are discussed along with a description of a vertebral subluxation focused research agenda. 


Alumni, Bricks & Giving Back


Walking, Talking Bags of Inflammation

In this presentation Dr. McCoy discusses the risk management issues related to stroke, dissection and vascular events in chiropractic clinical practice. 



Triage, Diagnosis & the Management of Vertebral Subluxation

FCS Ponte Vedra Beach Ethics May 20, 2017 


The Attack on Subluxation Based Chiropractors



Failure to Diagnose


Global Burden of Vertebral Subluxation

In this lecture the current research on chiropractic as it applies to an evidence based, subluxation and wellness model will be discussed. The development of a patient centered, shared decision making model for the clinical management of patients based on the principles of chiropractic are inextricably intertwined with the importance of research to the chiropractic profession and its clinical meaningfulness.


Where Are the New War Horses?

Fred Barge DC once asked "Where are the new War Horses"? The question asks: How far are you willing to go? How much are you willing to sacrifice? This is not the time to be small. This is the time to put your armor on and saddle up. Dr. Barge was concerned about a lack of leadership in the ranks of the profession who embraced the Sacred Trust passed on to us. He voiced that concern many years ago and never has it been more acute. Are any of you the new War Horses?  I can only hope for the sake of the profession and those we serve that you are out there.


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