Whew! What a roller coaster ride being an Upper Cervical doctor can be, ladies and gentlemen. There's a certain rush that goes along with seeing the light bulb go off, so to speak...that moment when a patient GETS upper cervical care and it's many benefits. Yet, there's also a certain disbelief and astonishment when people don't get it. It's an up and down experience. Many seem to fear true health care. They seem to fear what they don't yet fully understand...and that's understandable. There I stand, asking someone to understand what I do in 3 days what it took me YEARS to finally get. We all encounter these things in our professions. Teachers who love reading have to beat some students over the head (figuratively, not literally) to get them interested in reading 10 pages of text. Salesmen try to get folks to buy into products that they believe in and have a rough go at it, from time to time. Politicians try to get us to buy into political ideals that go right over our simple heads. The world is filled with people trying to convince other people what they need...and people who deny suggestions from others because, frankly, we're all a bunch of know-it-alls.

So, I'll tell you what. I'll stop telling you what you need. A good educator does not teach down to his/her students. A good educator teaches at and within a level that allows the student to relate to a subject, so that they may understand it...to take the ball, so to speak, and run with it. Research is being conducted all over the world that points to one simple, yet little known factoid: once you get past grade school, people like to learn on their own. They no longer want to be taught like a little kid, when teachers tell you what to do and how to do it. Instead, people want to be given a taste of something presented to them in an interesting way...and if it catches them, they'll take it and run with it. In other words, people want to be lectured a little and learn on their own a lot. Pedagogy is out! Pedagogy is the underlying theory behind how K-12 is taught. Ped (meaning kid). So, it's not surprising that adults would rather learn on their own rather than be taught to as if they were kids.

Instead of telling you what you need, I'm going to give you a little taste of something interesting. Then, I'll leave it up to you to take the ball and run with it.

Doug Harkey, a 38-year old Iowan, was given one upper cervical correction and something very exciting happened...he got his VISION back. How this was accomplished has completely stumped the medical doctors. It must have been magic, they say. Hardly. The eyes, just like any other part of the body, depend upon the signals routed through the brainstem. A significant enough misalignment to one of the top two bones in the neck can distort the messages to the optic nerve, responsible for sight. Removing that misalignment got Doug Harkey his sight back.

Imagine what Upper Cervical miracle could happen to you...

Instantly Gratifying = ???

If there is one undeniable fact in healthcare today, it is this: we are society that demands instant gratification. We have our instant coffee (which you should altogether avoid). We have 90-day workouts guaranteed to get you in shape. We have 5-hour energy drinks. We have instant grits, here in the south. We have the microwave for fast meals. And we have medication for so-called instant pain relief.

Well, does that not contradict many of the underlying principles that most of us must follow to live happy and successful lives? Think about it. You have to work really hard to be a success. You have to bust your butt to get what you want. There are rarely many, if any shortcuts on the road to being who you want to be. It takes a lot of grinning and bearing. It takes TIME.

Health is a lot like wealth. It takes time to achieve it. It's an ongoing goal. Write that down.

Thinking good things for you all,

-Dr. Chad