Well, well, well...Dr. McIntyre is, indeed, alive. My apologies for the multi-week absence...and my apologies for this week's abbreviated edition. I promise to be back to normal next week...might even throw in a special edition or two to make up it all...

The 4th of July is just two days away, but I encourage you to remember that it is actually called Independence Day. We are free to do a lot of things in this country and we should remember that, if not every day, over the holiday weekend. For all the negativity in the media, this weekend offers us a ray of light into the darkness. Enjoy your weekend and make it memorable for good reasons...

Two things to talk about today...

Freedom and Independence

These are two themes that should play predominant roles in your healthcare decision making. So, take advantage of that freedom. Be independent in your thinking when it comes to making choices about your health. Use the resources available to you. The internet has provided us with thousands of resources at the click of a button. I recently launched my website, www.atlas4wellness.com to be an additional resource for you. If you read the introduction on the home page, you'll gain some interesting insight into how Upper Cervical came to be and how it differs from traditional chiropractic, as well as other healthcare models.

Another great resource is www.mercola.com. I frequent this website a few times a week. It was created by a Medical Doctor and he provides some interesting insight. I liken the site to being the "Entertainment Tonight" of the internet healthcare world. All the latest on the stuff you might want to know about healthcare...

Bottom line...you are free to make choices outside the realm of drugs and surgery...just check it out...

Condition of the Week: Neck pain

At the Upper Cervical Health Centers, we offer brochures about how Upper Cervical Care is able to help so many different conditions. From high blood pressure to diabetes to headaches to sleep disorders (and so on and so forth), we've got it all. And then I noticed one that we don't have a brochure on neck pain...

Neck pain is one of the most simple conditions that we have tremendous success with. The specificity of how we make a correction to the upper neck just makes Upper Cervical care perfect for those with any kind of neck pain. Our procedure is gentle, with no twisting, turning, or cracking of the neck.

Simply put, a misalignment to the top of the neck causes compensatory problems in the other areas of the neck, magnifying neck pain. Correcting the misalignment to the top of the neck removes the compensations and effectively eliminates neck pain (and very quickly).

Thinking good things for you all!

Dr. Chad