The image below is the cover of the March 1st, 2020 edition of The American Chiropractor. Dr. Erickson is the primary author of this 2 part series. This article is part 2 0f 2 (continued from January) of an article series about the Chiropractic Spinal Adjustment (CSA) and its relationship to manual therapy. Links to part 1 and 2 are shown below.

The American Chiropractor is a National INDEXED publication. According to The American Chiropractor, it is “America’s Most Read Chiropractic Magazine. Under the About section from The American Chiropractor LinkedIn page, they report it is, “The leading chiropractic magazine in this niche market, with over 42 years of presence in chiropractic, mailing to 50,000 chiropractors each and every month.

Balhara (2012), “Indexed journals are considered to be of higher scientific quality as compared to non-indexed journals” (p. 1). Further, “Medicus has been the most comprehensive index of medical scientific journal articles. It is being published since 1879” (p. 1). Additional indexed publication databases include MedLine, PubMed, EMBASE, SCOPUS, EBSCO Publishing’s Electronic Databases, SCIRUS among others. There are various regional and national versions of Index Medicus such as African Index Medicus (p. 1).

Click to read part 1 of 2 here: Chiropractic Spinal Adjustment/Manipulation
Click to read part 2 of 2 here: Chiropractic Spinal Adjustment/Adjustment vs. Manual Therapy


  1. Erickson M., Studin M., (2020), Chiropractic Adjustment vs. Manual Therapy DC vs. DO vs. PT, Part 2 of 2, American Chiropractor 42 (2), pgs. 34, 36, 38-40.
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  4. Balhara Y. P. (2012). Indexed journal: What does it mean?. Lung India: official organ of Indian Chest Society, 29(2), 193. Retrieved from