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ID 27347
  Title Secretory immunoglobulin A and upper cervical chiropractic: A preliminary prospective, multicenter, observational study
Journal J Chiropr Med. 2021 Sep;20(3):121-127
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Article

Objective: The objective of this study was to observe changes in secretory immunoglobulin A (SIgA) after chiropractic care using upper cervical adjusting techniques (UCATs) at the craniocervical junction (CCJ).

Methods: Forty-one participants were enrolled from 5 chiropractic offices in North America. Each participant provided a saliva sample at an initial visit before care. A second saliva sample was collected after resting 30 minutes after the first UCAT treatment. A third saliva sample was collected after 2 weeks.

Results: There was a significant increase in SIgA observed 30 minutes after the UCAT treatment compared to baseline. After 2 weeks, SIgA levels decreased back to near original levels.

Conclusion: Our preliminary findings demonstrate an immediate, temporary increase in SIgA levels after a UCAT treatment at the CCJ.

Author Keywords:  Chiropractic; Immunoglobulin A, Secretory; Immunity, Mucosal

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