X-Ray Debacle in Canada Heats Up - Injunction Lawsuit Filed Against College of Chiropractors of British Columbia

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X-Ray Debacle in Canada Heats Up - Injunction Lawsuit Filed Against College of Chiropractors of British Columbia

Regulatory Board Controlled by Deniers Purposely Ignored Large Body of Research & Expert Opinions That Would Have Contradicted its Decision

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 a recent 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.

The CCBC and its cadre of supporters who deny the clinical meaningfulness of subluxation management recently pulled off a coup for control of the Board. The urgency of pulling off this coup was expressed by Jennifer Forbes DC, Vice Chair of the Western States Chiropractic College Board of Trustees and Board Member of the College of Chiropractors of BC in a video she circulated claiming the vote was essentially between good and evil.

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Once the majority was established, the Subluxation Deniers on the CCBC set their sites on banning the use of x-rays for subluxation analysis. And according to sources, they did so by contriving a scenario that there were complaints against chiropractors coming into the board for issues related to x ray that the board simply had to deal with and put a stop to.

One of the CCBC's tactics was to use government funding to pay for a so called "Rapid Review" of the literature on: The clinical utility of routine spinal radiographs by chiropractors.

And the CCBC got a bunch of well known Subluxation Deniers to write it and then get it published in the main journal controlled by the Subluxation Deniers.

Melissa Corso, Carol Cancelliere, Silvano Mior, Varsha Kumar, Ali Smith & Pierre Côté, the hired gun "researchers" who conducted the "Rapid Review", came to this conclusion:

"We found no evidence that the use of routine or repeat radiographs to assess the function or structure of the spine, in the absence of red flags, improves clinical outcomes and benefits patients. Given the inherent risks of ionizing radiation, we recommend that chiropractors do not use radiographs for the routine and repeat evaluation of the structure and function of the spine."

Of course they ignored any and all literature, practice guidelines and standards of care in support of the evaluation of the biomechanical integrity of the spine related to vertebral subluxation - because it would negate the narrative and muddy the water.

Given that there are three lay people on the CCBC Board they needed to obfuscate the issues so these lay people would vote along with them and put a stop to x-rays.

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The money trail in this debacle will prove to be interesting and appears as though a real scandal has developed between the CCBC Board, Ontario Tech University, the Canada Research Chairs Program, the Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation, the World Federation of Chiropractic and the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College (CMCC).

The funding for the sham study was provided by the College of Chiropractors of British Columbia to Ontario Tech. Additional funding came from the Canada Research Chairs program and the Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation.

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The entire x-ray issue related to subluxation was originally fabricated by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) through its adoption of the "Choosing Wisely" document which the ACA mandates must be followed by all members of the ACA. Those mandates were resoundingly rejected by the chiropractic profession at the time.

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The use of X-rays are a favorite target of the Subluxation Deniers who control the Chiropractic Cartel because generally speaking the chiropractors who use x-rays utilize an evidence informed framework to manage vertebral subluxation. The strategy by the Deniers is to take out the most scientific methods to determine the presence and character of subluxation such as x-rays and neurological assessments such as SEMG, thermal scanning, and HRV among others. This will accomplish their goal to establish chiropractic as the use of spinal manipulation to unstick stuck joints for a narrow range of neck and back symptoms and rid itself of what was described by David Wickes, the President of Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, as the "gangrenous arm of the chiropractic profession" - those who practice chiropractic in a subluxation, vitalistic and salutogenic model. 

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If you cannot measure the most significant components of vertebral subluxation - biomechanical and neurological - then you cannot show that it exists and you cannot show that care directed at reducing those manifestations leads to improved health outcomes.

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