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The Big Idea: Why the World Needs Upper Cervical

Posted by Dr. Ray Drury

Nov 24, 2014 1:46:19 PM

Why the World Needs Upper Cervical.
There is no doubt a subluxation in you adversely affects you. Physically, mentally, and socially, you cannot be your best with a subluxation. When you are not at your best, your family, friends and coworkers are also affected. Understand, your health has a ripple effect on those around you either positively or negatively. It has been estimated that 90% of the world's population has a subluxation. That is easy to understand when you think of the three causes of subluxation: thoughts, traumas, and toxins. So, most of the world is running around at less than 100% of their potential.

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Topics: Upper Cervical Education

Retracing: Navigating the Path Back to Health

Posted by Dr. Ray Drury

Nov 18, 2014 8:07:13 AM

We have determined that you have what is called a vertebral subluxation - a misalignment of one of the two upper most moveable vertebrae. This interferes with the nervous system and will result in body malfunction and imbalance.

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True Health: Expressing 100% of Your Potential

Posted by Dr. Ray Drury

Nov 10, 2014 10:58:29 AM

Upper Cervical care allows you to achieve a greater expression of true health. What is true health? We ask this question at our orientation classes and many times the answer is "Not hurting" or "Just being able to function without pain". This is a definition of health that is very narrow and frankly, not representative of health at all. According to Dorland's Medical Dictionary, health is optimum physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease and infirmities.

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Cause Correction Vs Symptom Treatment

Posted by Dr. Ray Drury

Nov 3, 2014 10:31:17 AM

Imagine you have a vehicle with the check engine light on. Your car is communicating to you through the dashboard that there is a problem somewhere in the vehicle, and you are clearly getting the message. What should you do? The best decision, of course, is to find out what is causing the check engine light to come on.

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Topics: Upper Cervical Education

Who Can Benefit from Upper Cervical Care?

Posted by Dr. Ray Drury

Oct 20, 2014 9:16:48 AM

So, who can benefit from Upper Cervical Care? EVERYONE!

We would like to introduce you to the amazing Dr. You! You have carried with you this doctor from the second you were formed in a single cell. The incredible inborn wisdom we call Innate Intelligence has built a complete you, starting with that tiny cell. That cell was so small you could fit one million of them on the head of a pin! Amazing. This Innate Intelligence has built you from one tiny cell to the incredible being you are. It started by turning that one cell into two, two into four and four into eight and so on until the first organ is formed. After 21-24 days, the wisdom in your body created the brainstem first: Your center of Life. After the brainstem is formed, then the brain, spinal cord, nerves, then all the organs are formed as buds off the nerves!

Clearly, your Innate Intelligence wanted you to have a communication system in place, which is called the nervous system. You came fully prepared to experience complete health. The Innate Intelligence in your body uses the nervous system (brain, brainstem, spinal cord, nerves) to communicate these healthy messages to the body. As long as these messages can pass from brain to cell and back to brain, everything functions masterfully.

You are a masterpiece!

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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10 Reasons Parents Take Their Children to See an Upper Cervical Doctor

Posted by Dr. Ray Drury

Oct 6, 2014 9:41:30 AM

Some adults may wonder why more and more children are starting to see Upper Cervical Doctors. That’s a good question and the answer is simple: whether we have a large spine or a small spine, if that spine is creating nerve distress then our bodies will not be able to operate properly.

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Topics: Children

Upper Cervical Care Can Help if You Suffer with Meniere's Disease?

Posted by Dr. Ray Drury

Sep 26, 2014 9:01:00 AM

My first experience with Meniere’s was in 2003.  The staff at the emergency room misdiagnosed my condition only making  matters worse. After time the symptoms subsided and life went on.  Then in 2007 I was hit with another episode of Meniere’s.  My ENT at the time diagnosed the condition as Hy-drops. With steroids and anti-inflammatory drugs I was able to return to normal.   In 2011 I was stricken with the condition again and this time no medicine or traditional approaches were alleviating the symptoms.  

When the Meniere’s struck in 2011 I was prepared as I knew what I was in for from past experience but nothing prepared me for the non-stop vertigo and the potential that the vertigo would simply never stop.  I pursued every conceivable approach for resolution.  I followed the steroid, anti-inflammatory prescriptions as prescribed by  my ENT.  I simply couldn’t maintain life being dizzy all the time.  At one point my ENT told me to “learn to live with it”.  I’ve lost 70% of my hearing in my left ear and 40% in the right.  I have loud and constant tinnitus in both ears and have purchased hearing aids to help with both conditions.  My mood and self-image were fading quickly as life in a constant state of dizziness is no fun at all.  I did all the reading and the prognosis was depressing to say the least.  What I read was that the condition is a syndrome meaning the medical community hasn’t a clue, the condition will only get worse over time and that Meniere’s is the most debilitating condition there is.  

I started looking for alternatives.  I visited chiropractors, naturopaths, Chinese Herbalist, faith healers and trauma work. I have tried every conceivable herbal, vitamin and mineral remedy with no success.   I had become desperate and would do and try anything.  One evening while reading an online Meniere’s support blog a member suggested looking into Upper Cervical Care; I jumped.  Looking for UCC professionals in my area I came across Dr. Grayson Blom.
 
When I was 9 years old I went through the wind shield of my mother’s car.  Shortly thereafter the migraines started.  I’ve managed the migraines with drugs and acupuncture.  My best results were with seasonal acupuncture sessions.  What a joy to not have the pain of a migraine simply from going outside.  The sun set me off.  I believe there is a direct relationship between the car accident and my migraines and Meniere’s.  This accident appears to be the root of my Upper Cervical (neck) troubles.  After reviewing my X-rays, Dr. Blom proceeded with a series of sessions.  Initially there were adjustments but as time went on the adjustments became very few. Nearly immediately after the first adjustment I noticed a difference.  My vertigo wasn’t as severe.   I have not had a need for my seasonal acupuncture adjustments for migraines since beginning my care plan. 
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Topics: Upper Cervical Education, Menieres Disease

A Story about Two Bones

Posted by Dr. Ray Drury

Sep 15, 2014 10:20:00 AM

At the top of your spine, there are two very special bones. These bones, the Atlas and Axis, are found in every human being and all vertebrate animals. They were created to support your head and protect the most vital part of your nervous system, the brain stem, while at the same time allow for maximum movement in the neck.

The Story Begins

The story begins like this, and it could happen to anyone. Mary had a difficult birth. Her mother labored for many hours before the doctor finally pulled her from the birth canal with forceps. Anyone observing the birth could easily see that this placed extreme stress to the baby’s upper neck, but the doctor assured her mother that this is common and the baby did appear to be doing fine. However, the next few months were difficult, because Mary was having a terrible time with colic, irritability, and constant crying. Once again, her mother was reassured, and everything was chalked up to Mary just being a “fussy baby.”

A year went by and like most toddlers Mary fell on average 5000 times while learning to walk. The first two bones of Mary’s spine are the smallest (as they are for all of us) yet they hold the weight of her six pound head. Because these are the only bones in the spine that aren’t “locked” into place like the other bones in the spine, they take the brunt of the force. By age two, Mary was experiencing recurrent ear infections that antibiotics just couldn’t “fix”. At age seven, Mary fell off her bike. She got a few scrapes, bumps and bruises and complained of soreness for a couple days, but bounced back pretty easily, and Mom thought she’d be just fine. Oddly enough, Mary seemed to “catch” every cold and flu bug that winter. By spring, she developed a new allergy to grass and pollen. She must have been run down. In high school, Mary played soccer on the varsity team subjecting her body to lots of tackles and using her head to strike the ball. She then went to college where her academic work was emotionally stressful and after graduation joined the “real world” where her stress continued.

At age 35 Mary had a fender bender that whip-lashed her upper neck that caused her pain and difficulty in turning her head. Her hips and legs felt a little “off” although she couldn’t really explain it. She thought maybe it was because she was getting older. These things happen, right? By this time, Mary was experiencing headaches more and more often. They could be debilitating even though she had been prescribed medication. Later she began to experience chronic fatigue and bouts of depression. Her doctor prescribed Imatrex for the headaches, Ambien to sleep and Prozac to help her “cope.” Nothing seemed to help.

By age 40 Mary had been diagnosed with migraines, arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and depression. This true story is the story of millions of people. Substitute the traumas (physical, emotional, chemical) and the symptoms, and in the end, you have a very common story which is repeated daily throughout the world. It’s all about the proper alignment of the Atlas and the Axis, the top two bones in your neck which allow for the optimal function of the brain stem.

 

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 idea with a misalignment of your atlas or axis. Remove the misalignment and your brain can communicate with the rest of your body without interuption!

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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His Prayer Answered, Shortstop is Back on the Field

Posted by Dr. Ray Drury

Sep 3, 2014 8:47:01 AM

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Topics: Testimonials

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

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