Simon Senzon Honored with "Defender of Chiropractic" Award from Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation

Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation
Simon Senzon Honored with "Defender of Chiropractic" Award from Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation

Senzon's Recent Work Focused on Correcting False Claims in Literature by Subluxation Deniers

Simon Senzon MA, DC, Ph.D (C) a prolific historical researcher on the chiropractic profession, has been honored with the "Defender of Chiropractic" Award from the Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation (FVS).

Dr. Senzon has been working on completing his Ph.D at Southern Cross University located in Australia. He was awarded a scholarship by the Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation (FVS) to pursue his Ph.D and complete this extremely important work. The focus of his scholarship and dissertation is correcting the errors in the literature regarding vertebral subluxation placed by numerous “subluxation deniers” who have peppered the scientific and historical literature for decades with unreferenced and unsupported statements regarding the nature and historical issues surrounding vertebral subluxation.

According to Matthew McCoy DC, MPH Vice President of the FVS, “Many chiropractors do not realize how inaccurate the anti-subluxation rhetoric actually is in the peer reviewed literature and this has been allowed to continue for too long.”

McCoy added, “All these subluxation deniers purposely inject anti-subluxation statements into their papers and then journal editors within the profession practice professional birth control by publishing those false statements. Then those papers are used against subluxation chiropractors in regulatory board and malpractice actions - never mind in the popular press to tarnish the whole profession.”

Senzon’s work contributes to knowledge by exploring the professionalization of chiropractic by developing a new understanding of how intellectual fields develop. This was conducted by using an in-depth literature review. The review emphasizes historical and scholastic errors in the literature as well as social science views of the profession. It is hoped that this unique contribution to knowledge will establish a new foundation for research into chiropractic, the chiropractic subluxation, health care, and professionalization.

The President of the Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation, Christopher Kent DC, JD, expressed his excitement at “. . .the prospect of righting the wrong that has been committed in the scientific and historical literature on chiropractic” adding “There is no one better than Dr. Senzon with his in-depth knowledge of the literature and its historical underpinnings to shine a bright light on those who have perpetrated this historical injustice on the chiropractic profession.”

Dr. Senzon stated he was “. . .thrilled to finally be finishing up this endeavor as fixing this issue has been something I have wanted to do for some time and while I have been lecturing and writing about some of it, we need to formalize it and correct the literature once and for all.”

McCoy added: "Simon Senzon is an unsung hero of the chiropractic profession. His work once and for all shows that for over several decades a small group of Deniers have been successful in seeding the scientific literature with lies regarding the nature, epidemiology and clinical meaningfulness of vertebral subluxation. This has led to the implementation of policy around the world that has marginalized the practice of managing vertebral subluxation and painted those who practice this way as a bunch of crazy people. On behalf of the Foundation for Vertebral Subluxation - thank you Dr. Senzon"

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