I thought I would shoot you a quick e-mail about two very interesting cases.
First one is a 29 year old woman who has been suffering with abdominal migraines since she hit puberty. I have never heard of this problem before, but the way that she describes it is quite devastating. Since 13 she vomits uncontrollably and has intense abdominal pain throughout her menstrual cycle. Literally vomiting 10-15 times an hour. This has been going on every month for 16 years. Every medical option has been tried. They removed her gall bladder and part of her small intestine (why not?). Since no solution has been found, medical management has consisted of admitting her to the hospital every month and keeping her on IVs and meds for the duration of her period. Her health insurance company has literally spent near $2,000,000 on her care. Her back story is that she had a birth trauma to the upper neck when the nurse tried to hold the babies head IN while waiting for the doctor to show up.
Ok, now for the good part. Another chiropractor referred her to me for specific upper cervical care. Miraculously, Innate took over after a C1 ASR/ASL, followed a few weeks later by a C2 ARS adjustment. She has now had 3 MONTHS of no vomiting and no abdominal pain for the first time in 16 years! What a blessing to be a Blair doctor and have the tools to change people’s lives by turning their power back on! Think about the savings on our health care system if she had seen an upper cervical doctor after birth!
Second story: A C3 major??? We had a dinner with doc one month after which we signed up 33 new patients. A husband of one of my patients came in from this dinner with a writing problem. He is a retired autoworker, and was once know for his excellent printing skills. Anyone in the company needed something written clearly, he was the guy. Over the last 7 years that ability has faded. He told me that his hand “just feels wrong” and his writing is cramped and squished. For several years his wife has been doing all the writing for the family.
On exam, his prill tests were non-reactive. Both is protractos looked even, which had me jumping at shadows to come up with a listing. Eventually I decided to stop trying to imagine a C1 listing and adjust the really obvious C3 ALS that I saw. The next day he came in to office ecstatic and waving a form that he had filled out a few hours after his adjustment. He said that his handwriting was 90% back to normal within a few hours of the adjustment! How cool is that?
Now before you have a tantrum about a C-3 major, think about what the doc said, the patient showed NO atlas or axis displacement! (it can happen) I remember an atlas only doc being asked what he would do for a patient if C-1 was fused and he said he wouldn’t adjust the patient, even it C-2 looked displaced! If atlas is fused, axis becomes atlas! We are atlas-axis doctors but remember exceptions to the rule do exist…maybe once a year or every couple years you will see a case like this and you deal with it. If you see it very frequently, you may not be practicing upper cervical!!! (just my opinion)
On the same subject of dramatic UC recoveries, check what a patient of UC Dr. Opel Garman has to say:
Oh, where to begin……. Thirteen years ago I was hit head-on by a driver who chose to cross over into my lane on a two-lane highway . The impact was at 70 mph. It was a miracle I survived. The injuries I sustained were from my seat belt and from the sudden jolt of the impact. The majority of my muscles in my back, neck, and chest were torn and several of my ribs were fractured. I underwent physical therapy for a year and a half. Then I was released because there was nothing else that could be “medically” done for me. I was told by two doctors, upon my release from their care, that they were sorry because I was so young and they went on to give me a list of “things” I could not and would not, ever, be able to do for the remainder of my life and that within 10 years I would have to have back surgery that would fuse several of my bones together. I asked, “What about having children? ” They proceeded to tell me not to, even, try it and that I should just be thankful I survived. At 23 years of age, I was unwilling to except such a bleak future.
Several days after the “accident”, my dad took me to a chiropractor. With great pain, I was put back into place. I continued chiropractic care for 12 years and I know it helped me continue to keep going on with my life.
About a year after my physical therapy ended, I began to have what two years later would be diagnosed as seizures and “possible” epilepsy. I underwent numerous tests and eventually gave in to taking prescription medication. For the next 9 1/2 years, without warning I would experience seizures. The seizures would include the inability to speak clearly(many times my sentences would come out in reverse word order or with every other word missing) or not at all, the temporary loss of consciencenous, loss of muscle control, and falling. After the seizures occurred, I would be totally exhausted(mentally and physically).
At the age of 34, my regular visits to my doctors and chiropractor were literally doing no good. In addition to the seizures, I began have trouble bending down and getting up due to dizziness and my back “locking-up”. It was then that I became desperate for someone or something that could help me.
That help came in form of a childhood friend who had recently discovered upper cervical care. Shortly after talking with my friend, I called and set up an appointment. Being under the care of a wonderful Upper Cervical Doctor has literally changed my life. I am now 35 years old, “drug free”, have not had a seizure in months, am able to bend down and get back up without experiencing dizziness or my back “locking-up”. The benefits of Upper Cervical Care are tremendous. By keeping my body in proper alignment, it is literally healing itself. AMAZING!
And how about this for fast UC results. UCHC doc, Dr. Bart Patzer forwarded this to me regarding a young patient of UC Dr. Gene Lusk:
We had a kid came in for exam 2 adj.wellness care,…Dad wasn’t supportive of care, his mom was under care, 2 mo go by same thing , s-flu shot, within 2 wks wheel chair bound. His mom brought him back in we rexrayed his upper cervical spine, Adjusted his ATLAS using hand-held instrument. 2days WALKING FINE.
GOD BLESS UPPER CERVICAL CARE—–WE MOVE THE BONE GOD DOES THE HEALING
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The above swine flu talk would be a good video to play in your office so that you are not answering the same questions 50 times a day. Regarding repeating ourselves, I am thinking of getting a tape recorder and placing it under my adjusting tables and when I step on a button it will say “Turn your head to the right, to the left, gently lift your legs up,…” and it would go through my whole leg check protocol….just like when you are at the airport and hear over and over again,”The white zone if for loading and unloading only!!!”
You may have thought that I spent my entire college career playing pool while I worked my way through college, “what do you mean your not supposed to sink the black ball first!” Anyway I had many ideas that were way ahead of their time and I’m going to share one with you so you can race everyone to the patent office! My idea was to have a machine in the wall about the size of a microwave in airports and other public places and you would push a card inside which would have your x-ray listing information. After you put your credit card in, you would put your head inside the box, and an adjusting machine inside the box would precisely align your atlas!!!
I wanted to update you on the latest with my former associate, Dr. Brett ‘Jake’ Hollowell. He is just getting his UCHC practice rolling in Trapani, Sicily, I’ve enclosed a photo sent to me by Dr. Ray Drury. He started this Monday with 40 new patients just waiting for that door to open. Jake wrote me last week stating “I can’t wait to give my first Blair adjustment!” He wrote me yesterday and said, “We are up and running. Adjusted the first patient today. Took the first xrays last week. Blair first! The xray tube is a hospital quality tube, the pictures are coming out pretty good.” I know he is excited and, as a lifelong fan of the hapless Oakland Raiders, he has to have something to get excited about!!!
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