Matthew Mix Appointed to Texas Board of Chiropractic

Matthew Mix Appointed to Texas Board of Chiropractic

Former CST President will be in the Minority Among Medically Oriented Board Members

Matthew Mix DC was recently appointed to the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (TBCE) by Governor Greg Abbott for a term set to expire February 1, 2027. The board is responsible for regulating the practice of chiropractic in Texas.

Mix is the former President of the Chiropractic Society of Texas (CST) and holds a Diplomate in Chiropractic Philosophy. The Chiropractic Society of Texas is a professional organization that supports principled, neurologically-based wellness care in a vertebral subluxation centered model.

Mix joins a Board that is made up of a majority who belong to the medically oriented Texas Chiropractic Association (TCA), the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) or both.

Of the six (6) chiropractors on the TBCE four (4) of them are dues paying members of either the TCA and the ACA or the TCA alone. The TCA is an ACA affiliated organization.

  • Mark Bronson, D.C. President. TCA & ACA member.
  • Scott Wofford, D.C. Secretary/Treasurer. TCA & ACA member
  • Michael P. Henry, D.C. TCA & ACA member
  • Mindy Neal, D.C. TCA Member

The TBCE, TCA and ACA have been engaged in an active legislative agenda to expand the scope of chiropractic in the state of Texas for many years. The ACA is well known for its support and active participation in scope expansion efforts across the United States, including Medicare.

According to records obtained from a Freedom of Information Act request the Board President, Mark Bronson, D.C., has expressed his disdain for chiropractors who practice in a subluxation only model stating:

"Regarding subluxation, I never understood what it meant to 'correct' it, so I don't propose to".

Those same records also reveal his disdain for the use of x-rays in managing outcomes related to care for vertebral subluxation stating:

"From a regulation standpoint, we have to consider benefit versus risk, and times are changing such that repeating x-rays to see correction is not considered appropriate."

This is of course the position of the American Chiropractic Association and their Choosing Wisely guidelines.

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