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Dr. Ray Drury explains in this video the relationship between upper cervical chiropractic and herniated discs.
In contrast to the claims of some like Reinhert Diversified that you can adjust a slipped disc, upper cervical chiropractic does not make such a claim. Instead, the upper cervical philosophy regarding herniated discs is that by adjusting the atlas or axis the body will alleviate the extra pressure which caused the disc to herniate originally and thus allow the disc to slide back into place.
Dr. Ray Drury explains how someone can be unaware that their Atlas is misaligned.
Dr. Ray Drury explains how Upper Cervical Chiropractic can positively affect digestive disorders, ADHD, and many other conditions as a result of removing nerve interference.
Dr. Ray Drury explains why Upper Cervical Chiropractic adjusts only the atlas or the axis and not the area of complaint.
Question 20. What is in the future for Chiropractic? Will the present upper cervical work some day become obsolete; will this upper cervical work some day be replaced by something superior?
Answer 20. Who knows? Last word has not been thot, spoken, written, or printed on any subject. Tomorrow MAY revolutionize everything we think we know. But, if Chiropractic principe be RIGHT — and we KNOW it is — then any, every, and all advancements will need be made in accordance with THAT principle AND practice. Obviously, you cannot advance CHIROPRACTIC towards the principle and practices of medicine backwards. In our fifty-five years, we have seen innumerable theories advanced, ninety-nine per cent of which were backwards into older methods. See Nos. 163.
Question 16. Are there many commercial X-ray laborities that can make good upper cervical pictures? Some of us may have to depend upon them until we are able to buy our own machines.
Answer 16. In various large cities, rather than each Chiropractor setting up his own spinograph lab, there are established commercial labs which confine themselves to taking commercial work for groups of Chiropractors. They will and do follow instructions in taking exactly what you insist upon getting.
Question 14. If patient has been free of nerve pressure in upper cervical region for a number of months, and exhibits no symptoms of dis-ease, why do extreme tenderness, and taut muscles persist in middle dorsal region?
Answer 14. A person may be sick WITHOUT vertebral subluxation. Another person may be well WITH one. How? At 12:00 noon, a man who is hypothetically well, has an accident. Subluxation exists. He is NOT yet sick. Time is necessary to grow sickness which will result from THAT subluxation. Another man has been sick for years, caused by chronic subluxation. At 12:00 noon, he gets an adjustment. No subluxation now exists, yet he is still sick and is liable to be “for a number of months”, for it takes TIME for sickness to ungrow: ” — extreme tenderness and taut muscles persist” in any part of body till such time as Innate has entirely ungrown dis-ease and regrown health. Simple, isn’t it?
The recently formed upper cervical society now has a website. The upper cervical society is for Chiropractors using the Palmer method of specific spinal analysis & adjusting. The Palmer method is also known as H.I.O. — hole in one — or toggle recoil. Although uncertain from the website if the upper cervical society is specific to side-posture toggle recoil, an organization promoting this method in particular is definitely needed. How strange is it that there are only a few organizations like Blair (which is similar to toggle recoil) which promote and teach toggle recoil adjusting — the method taught by B.J. Palmer — yet there are upper cervical organizations that teach Knee-Chest (another Palmer method), Grostic, Ortho-Spinology, Atlas Orthogonal and NUCCA?