In addition to his practice, Dr. Lightstone founded and runs the Institute for Spinal Health and Performance. Dr. Lightstone and his team research the effects of chiropractic care in rehabilitation and maintenance of the spine to find and correct the link between vertebral subluxation, abnormal spinal alignment, and the onset of disease and dysfunction in the body. Dr. Lightstone is a research fellow and serves on a peer review panel for a research journal. His work on spinal biomechanics, physiology, and the health impacts of spinal rehabilitation is published in various peer-reviewed research journals, indexed in PubMed of the National Institute of Health, and collaborates in research endeavors with prestigious institutions such as Emory University.

Fedorchuk C, Lightstone DF, McCoy M, Harrison DE. Increased Telomere Length and Improvements in Dysautonomia, Quality of Life, and Neck and Back Pain Following Correction of Sagittal Cervical Alignment Using Chiropractic BioPhysics® Technique: A Case Study. J Mol Genet Med. 2017;11(2):269. (Link)

Fedorchuk C, Lightstone DF, McRae C, Kaczor D. Correction of Grade 2 Spondylolisthesis Following a Non-Surgical Structural Spinal Rehabilitation Protocol Using Lumbar Traction: A Case Study and Selective Review of Literature. J Radiol Case Rep. 2017;11(5):13-26. (Link)

Fedorchuk C, Lightstone DF, Andino H. Failed Neck Surgery: Improvement in Neck Pain, Migraines, Energy Levels, and Performance of Activities of Daily Living Following Subluxation Correction Using Chiropractic BioPhysics® Technique: A Case Study. Ann Vert Sublux Res. 2017;2017(2):93-100. (Link)

Fedorchuk C, Lightstone DF, Moser JH. Improvement in Symptoms, Cervical Alignment & Quality of Life in a 40-Year-Old Female with Fibromyalgia Following Chiropractic BioPhysics® Technique: A Case Study and Selective Review of Literature. Ann Vert Sublux Res. 2017;2017(2):34-46. (Link)

Fedorchuk C, Lightstone DF, et al. 13th International Research and Philosophy Symposium (IRAPS), Sherman College of Chiropractic, Spartanburg, SC, October 8-9, 2016. Ann Vert Sublux Res. 2016;2016(3):153-75. (Link)

Fedorchuk C, Lightstone DF, Cohen M. Reduction in cervical Anterolisthesis & pain in a 52-year-old female using Chiropractic BioPhysics® Technique: A case study and selective review of the literature. Ann Vert Sublux Res. 2016;2016(3):118-24. (Link)

Fedorchuk CA, McCoy M, Lightstone DF, et al. Impact of Isometric Contraction of Anterior Cervical Muscles on Cervical Lordosis. J Radiol Case Rep. 2016;10(9):13-25. (Link)

Fedorchuk C, Lightstone DF, Vukovic D. Improvements in lung function, dysautonomia and grip strength in a patient with multiple sclerosis following correction of vertebral subluxation using Chiropractic BioPhysics®: A case study and selective review of the literature. Ann Vert Sublux Res. 2016;2016(3):73-83. (Link)

Fedorchuk C, Lightstone DF, Knight J. Abdominal aortic aneurysm presenting as low back pain: A case report. Ann Vert Sublux Res. 2016;2016(3):61-6. (Link)