Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation Addresses X-Ray Issue in British Columbia

Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation
Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation Addresses X-Ray Issue in British Columbia

Urges Evidence Informed Approach in Contrast to College of Chiropractor's Flawed Policy

The Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation reiterated it's Policy Statement on radiography and imaging in response to the College of Chiropractors of British Columbia's (CCBC) recent ban on the use of x-rays for management of vertebral subluxation.

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The Foundation’s Policy Statement reads: 

The Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation encourages an evidence-informed approach to the use of radiography in the assessment of vertebral subluxation. 

Doctors of chiropractic are responsible for determining the safety and appropriateness of chiropractic care. This responsibility includes the detection and characterization of vertebral subluxations, congenital and developmental anomalies which may affect the selection of chiropractic techniques, and conditions which may contraindicate certain chiropractic adjusting methods.  

Furthermore, radiography may disclose conditions requiring referral to another type of health care provider.

The College of Chiropractors of British Columbia (CCBC) has outright banned the use of radiographs for the evaluation and assessment of vertebral subluxation.

According to the ban the only application of x-rays is to identify "serious pathology".

In a historic move, chiropractors from across the province of British Columbia Canada filed for an injunction in the British Columbia Supreme Court on Wednesday March 10, 2021 to reverse the decision by the BC regulatory body that banned x-rays for use in the management of vertebral subluxation.

The regulatory board (College of Chiropractors of British Columbia CCBC) falsely claims that X-ray findings don’t influence patient diagnosis and care, but rather, unnecessarily expose patients to radiation.

The filing of the injunction is being supported by nearly 4500 people who have signed a petition in support of patients rights to have their doctor make health care recommendations without the intrusion of the government.

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The Canadian National Alliance for Chiropractic (CNAC) has established a legal fund to support the lawsuit

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The CCBC vote to ban x-rays is mired in scandal and is just the latest controversy that the Board has created for itself as Canadian chiropractors attempt to wrest themselves out from under the grip of Subluxation Deniers that control the profession throughout the country.

While vertebral subluxation has been shown to have devastating consequences on human health and while radiography has now been shown in numerous studies as safe during routine use, the CCBC ignores that evidence. They ignore that evidence while at the same time cloaking their ban in the shawl of evidence based practice.

The Foundation is involved in developing the most current guidelines and best practices for vertebral subluxation in chiropractic practice and imaging is one of the topics being addressed. According to the Foundation the evidence overwhelmingly supports the policy statement.

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