The Best-Kept Secret in Health Care

What in the World is a Subluxation?

Posted by Dr. Ray Drury

Aug 19, 2014 9:48:00 AM

So, what is a Subluxation?
It's a big fancy word that means a Misalignment of your Head and Neck

Your head, which weighs about 10 pounds, balances delicately on a vertebrae known as the atlas (the first bone in your neck), which in turn sits on a vertebrae called the axis (the second bone in your neck). These vertebrae surround your brain stem, through which messages from your brain flow down the spinal cord and out through your nervous system to the rest of your body.

If your atlas and axis shift off of the center of your spine, your head and neck will become misaligned, which can cause interference to the normal flow of your nervous system and distort the healing messages that are constantly being sent from your brain to every part of your body. This interference or irritation is called an upper cervical subluxation.

A Misalignment Causes a Variety of Problems

The human body is normally a self-healing organism, with the brain being the master controller of every system and cell in the body. With proper nervous system function, your body can and will operate at full potential, ultimately expressing optimal health due to proper brain/body communication.

However, if your head and neck are misaligned, causing the nervous system interference known as upper cervical subluxation, you can experience problems from two different underlying issues:

  • Nervous System Interference Because of the subluxation/misalignment, your brain cannot properly communicate with your body on how to effectively fight off disease and dysfunction, and problems ensue. Watch a video explaining your nerve sysyem.

  • Body Structure Shifts Your body will react to the head/neck misalignment by attempting to compensate. Your posture will shift, and other parts of your body, such as your pelvis or shoulders, will become misaligned as well. When these shifts occur many symptoms can develop, including headaches, muscle stiffness, muscle pain and sciatica.

Think of it like stepping on a garden hose - You step on the hose and the water flow is less than optimal - remove the pressure from the hose and the water flows at 100% - Same deal with a misalignment of your atlas or axis. Remove the misalignment and your brain can communicate with the rest of your body without interuption!

Because of all this, upper cervical subluxations/mislaignments can manifest as numerous different health symptoms or conditions including: migraines, fibromyalgia, high blood pressure, asthma, trigeminal neuralgia, digestive disorders and more!

Interested in locating and Upper Cervical Doctor to see if you have a misalignment that is preventing you from living life to the fullest? CLICK HERE to find a location closest to you!

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Topics: Upper Cervical Education

10 Reasons Parents Take Their Children to See Upper Cervical Doctors

Posted by Dr. Ray Drury

Jul 23, 2014 10:31:15 AM

How Do Children
Get Nerve Irritation?

Nerve irritations (or vertebral subluxations) occur as a part of normal daily life. They result from physical, chemical and emotional stressors or ‘insults’ to our health, such as knocks and falls, bad posture, prolonged postures, stomach sleeping, poor food choices, dehydration, exposure to chemicals and toxins, and stress and anxiety.
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Topics: Children

Why Haven't I Heard of Upper Cervical Care?

Posted by Dr. Ray Drury

Jul 18, 2014 2:05:30 PM

There is a monumental health care crisis in this country, but it’s not what you might suspect. It’s not socialized medicine, insurance coverage or prescription drugs. The real health care crisis is the failure to emphasize the prevention of disease instead of the treatment of disease. Until we change our focus, we will forever be chasing symptoms or conditions rather than maintaining our health.

Upper Cervical doctors embrace the fact that the human body is a self-healing organism. We are created with the ability to heal and recover from almost anything and adapt to those things that we cannot. We are empowered to seek advice and ultimately make our own healthcare decisions, because we are the only ones who know what is ultimately best for us!

So why have you not heard of upper cervical care? Great question and here's a great video explaination - CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW.

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Topics: Upper Cervical Education

What to expect when visiting your Upper Cervical doctor

Posted by Dr. Ray Drury

Jul 10, 2014 9:29:59 AM

When you schedule an appointment with an upper cervical doctor:

  1. You will have a consultation with a doctor to discuss your health history.
  2. You will have an upper cervical evaluation to assess the condition of your spinal structures and nervous system.
  3. You will be scanned to determine whether you actually have a problem in the upper part of your neck.
  4. If the doctor does find a problem, three-dimensional X-rays are taken and precise measurements are made to determine exact misalignment of your upper bone(s).
  5. If your case is accepted, the doctor will review the results of your tests and X-rays on your second visit, and you will receive your first upper cervical correction.
  6. On your third visit, the doctor will discuss a care plan designed just for your condition.
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Topics: Upper Cervical Education

How long will it take to get better?

Posted by Dr. Ray Drury

Jul 1, 2014 3:28:37 PM

Great Question, watch our video for the answer!

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Topics: Upper Cervical Education

Why Holding an Upper Cervical Correction is the Key to Optimal Health

Posted by Billy Doherty

Jun 19, 2014 9:52:06 AM

What does it mean to HOLD YOUR CORRECTION?

First of all, lets explain what a CORRECTION is and what does HOLDING mean? An Upper Cervical Correction is performed only after your doctor takes specific x-rays to determine the exact degree of the misalignment of the top two bones in your neck, referred to the Atlas & Axis. The goal of upper cervical care is to realign the top two bones to allow 100% nerve communication from your brain to every part of your body. You see, your brainstem extends down from your brain through those top two bones and serves as the "SUPER HIGHWAY" for nerve communication from your brain to every part of your body. If there is a misalignment of one of the top two bones, pressure is applied to the brainstem and the healing messages can be distorted and could cause problems or symptoms like; migraine headaches, TMJ, back pain, digestive disorders, MS, etc.

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Topics: Upper Cervical Education

Why Do I Need X-Rays?

Posted by Billy Doherty

May 29, 2014 11:58:39 AM

l am concerned about radiation from the X-rays. Are they completely necessary?

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Topics: Upper Cervical Education

Is TMJ Giving You a Headache?

Posted by Dr. Ray Drury

May 5, 2014 1:53:25 PM

People with TMJ often have a clicking or popping sound when opening and closing their mouths. Such disorders are often accompanied by frequent headaches, neck aches, and in some cases, tooth sensitivity.

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Topics: TMJ

The Upper Cervical Multiple Sclerosis Research Study is Complete

Posted by Dr. Ray Drury

Apr 11, 2014 3:22:53 PM

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Do you suffer from Asthma or Allergies?

Posted by Billy Doherty

Apr 3, 2014 3:21:21 PM


Upper Cervical Care may be able to help you find relief.
It's the best-kept secret in health care.

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Topics: Asthma & Allergies

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