Years ago, when I was practicing in Sarasota, FL, I came in contact with a neuromuscular dentist who was showing me around his office.
These dentists are specialists who are focused on cosmetics, but their work has much farther reaching capabilities in that their patients often see relief of migraines and breathing problems… all by changing the way the teeth come together.
Most of these dentists are trained at the Las Vegas Institute, and at one time, they were encouraged to seek out upper cervical doctors because it was determined that getting the atlas corrected greatly complemented the neuromuscular dental work they were performing on their patients.
So anyway, this dentist was showing me his office, and he showed me an amazing piece of equipment.
It was a Mini CT scanner that took up about 6 square feet of office space, had a chin rest, and head clamps.
One press of a button, and you get a full 3D image of the patients head and cervical area.
The pictures were unbelievable, and the software looked very similar to the upper cervical analyzing software that was just coming out for digital xray.
I couldn’t believe that upper cervical doctors weren’t all over this, but no upper cervical doctor I talked to had heard anything about it.
I tried to get doctors and even a well known upper cervical imaging rep interested in this instrument, but no one seemed to care.
Well then, this week, Dr. Tom Forest’s weekly email had this blurb from Dr. Ray Drury of the Upper Cervical Health Centers:
The talk was great. We had three M.D. get up and say things in favor of UC that I never thought I would witness in my life time. One said that “As medical doctors they are excellent at giving a patient a diagnosis but maybe they weren’t so good at getting their patients well. That UC seems to do a better job of helping patients get well and that they need to embrace this “new” technology and work with the UC docs in order to help more people.” The head MD told the story of an MD in the 1880’s that stood up against his own profession and pointed out a mistake that was commonly made by MD’s in the delivery of babies that caused the babies and often the mothers to die. He was ridiculed by his profession, his license taken away and he was committed to an insane asylum where he later died. He said this cannot happen again. He acknowledged that this was like declaring war on his own profession. But, if the patient’s better interest was the most important, then they have to acknowledge that UC is better at helping people get well of a wide variety of conditions than medicine. He also stated that Dr. Drury had taught him things about the body and the nerve system that he did not know. Such as the body could heal itself naturally as long as the brain stem and the nerve system was clear of interference. Pretty incredible coming from a highly decorated MD.
He and I are partnering up to open the first UCHC of Italy in Rome. It should be open in February. We are going to use the seated 3-D CAT scan on our patients and he wants to start with an MS research project. This research project will start in San Marino and we’ll continue it in the Rome office. His name along with another MD and the UC docs participating in the study will be on the study. He expects this to be published in medical journals all over the Europe (maybe in the US as well.) He is also a board member of the most prestigious medical school in Europe. All pretty unbelievable stuff!
Finally, it looks like upper cervical care is entering a new frontier.
I hope to interview Dr. Drury soon and ask him about the CT scan.
If you’d like more info on the Mini CATs you can check out these two websites: