BS2.02 – Introduction

This class covers the latest basic science research evidence that has been done over the past two decades that has looked at what a vertebral subluxation is. It also looks at what evidence we have for one of the old theories about the chiropractic subluxation (the squashed nerve theory). It also covers how the latest science can easily be communicated with the public.

Learning Outcomes

  • Review the lack of evidence for the old ‘bone out of place, squashing on a nerve’ model of the chiropractic subluxation.
  • The Neuroplasticity Model of the Chiropractic Subluxation and the effects of chiropractic care.
  • The changes that have been shown to occur in people with a history of spinal dysfunction.
  • The neurophysiological changes that have been shown to occur in people after a session of adjustments.

The new science is showing us that the subluxation is almost as DD Palmer originally described it, just with a subtle new twist.