Friday, January 7, 2011

A Journal Of Upper Cervical Care Research...About Time


By Matthew McCoy, DC, MPH

Perhaps because of my long term affiliation with Life University I have always had a deep interest in upper cervical work. I’ve often thought that if we are going to get to the bottom of the nature of vertebral subluxation, why not start with the area of the spine considered to be the most crucial? A research journal devoted to the upper cervical spine has been needed in this profession since its inception. Just as occurred with children, the largest chiropractic managed care provider in the United States considers the use of specific upper cervical care to be experimental and investigational. The most dedicated, analytical and scientifically minded chiropractors I have ever known were upper cervical practitioners. A couple of the greatest textbooks in chiropractic are focused on upper cervical work. Through the publication of the Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research - JUCCR I hope to provide a venue and a forum to those doctors who are passionate about upper cervical work.

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