Your Premier Los Angeles Chiropractor | Dr. Drew Hall Upper Cervical Health Care
Dr. Drew Hall has been a practicing Los Angeles Chiropractor for 16 years. Dr. Hall has a Chiropractic Los Angeles office for 23 years now, He was dropped on his head while wrestling. For the next 3 years, his health spiraled downwards and a host of symptoms ensured:
- Chronic Daily Headaches
- Post-Concussion Syndrome
- Sinus Problems
- Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Dr. Hall has the advantage of having been sick. He knows what it is like. He knows what it feels like to suffer and have the medical field run test after test to tell you there is nothing wrong and it is all in your head. Thankfully a specific upper neck correction changed all that suffering into a mission to help others.
Our office has one goal, to remove spinal misalignments in the upper neck to allow your body to heal and repair itself. In this article, we will give a comprehensive overview of what we do in our office and the types of patients we help on a regular basis.
What Type Of Conditions Our Los Angeles Chiropractor Cares For Regularly
In our Los Angeles Chiropractor office, we tend to see chronic health conditions that have been non-responsive to conventional medical care. It is not unusual for us to see patients that have spent 10-50k thousand on medical care. While we do NOT have all the answers however our unique approach to health care has led to an office full of difficult chronic health cases. We take pride in being able to help people that have all but given up. The top ten conditions we see in our office are as follows:
1. Vertigo and Meniere’s Disease
It is estimated that 35.4 percent (69 million) of Americans over the age of 40 years old suffered from a balance disorder. (1) Because of the large numbers of balance disorders, and their non-responsiveness to conventional mainstream medical care, 1/3 of our practice is now made up of dizziness, Meniere’s Disease, and BPPV (Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo).
We are happy to say that the Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic Procedure we practice in our office is highly effective against these types of conditions. The inner ear houses the apparatuses that control balance. However, the neurological control pathways that control the balance system are comprised of the joints in the neck, the back part of the brain(cerebellum), the vestibular nucleus (brain-stem) and the inner ear.
We find that neck injury plays the largest role in the onset and recovery of balance disorders. Below you will find a video of a patient of ours that recovered from Meniere’s disease.
2. Low Back Pain and Sciatica
Low Back Pain is another serious condition that is responsible for not only lost productivity in the workplace but also affects those who suffer by decreasing their quality of life. In fact, according to OSHA, “The direct costs attributable to work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) total $15 to $18 billion per year, with indirect costs (such as resulting management costs or the cost of production losses) increasing the costs to employers to more than $45 billion.
While there are many reasons that musculoskeletal complaints occur, the vast majority of them arise from a neck injury. The upper cervical spine houses the brain-stem which is responsible for muscle tone control throughout the spine and body.
A neck injury can cause these vital centers to malfunction which relates to many of the musculoskeletal disorders patients suffer daily. Below is a quick testimony of one of our patients that recovered from low back pain just before he was headed to surgery for a low back disc bulge found on MRI.
Tinnitus is one condition that has baffled more doctors and caused more grey hair than any other. It’s an insidious condition that is usually is accompanied by the other balance disorders we discussed above. However, in some cases, it can stand alone.
There is some evidence that tinnitus can result from inner ear muscle spasm. Several research articles have implicated the tensor vela palatine muscle clonus (spasm) to be a cause of tinnitus. Our Los Angeles Chiropractor has been helping many people with tinnitus over the years by making precise, gentle, and effective corrections to the top two bones in the neck.
The muscles that are implicated in the research are directly influenced by the interface between the top two bones in the neck, the brain-stem, and the inner ear muscles that are thought to play a role in tinnitus. Below listen to acclaimed relationship strategist as seen on the Oprah Winfrey Show talking about how her tinnitus resolved following care with our Los Angeles Chiropractor who specializes in Blair Upper Cervical Technique.
Fibromyalgia is a severe pain condition that has a multitude of symptoms that affect those who suffer. In our office over the years, we have seen many cases of fibromyalgia recover their health. Fibromyalgia is a difficult multi-factorial condition that has many facets to its development.
We generally find that there are several things that need to be done concurrently to recover. Dr. Hall, our Los Angeles Chiropractor, suffered personally with fibromyalgia and it was his recovery after receiving upper cervical chiropractic work that prompted him to become a chiropractor. Listen to the video below as Dr. hall discusses some of the things that can help you recover from fibromyalgia.
It is estimated that some 60 million Americans suffer from some form of insomnia. (2) Those that suffer from chronic insomnia know that it isn’t just the lack of sleep, the restless nights, but also what sleep deprivation does to the mind, the emotions, and those that are close to them.
Usually, people who suffer from chronic insomnia also suffer from chronic fatigue, cognitive deficits, and lower work performance. When an upper cervical spine injury occurs the top bone in the neck displaces, locks, and then affects the central nervous system.
Often when this occurs the sympathetic nervous system (fight or flight) becomes overactive. Increases in sympathetic nervous system activity can lead to poor sleep. Often insomnia is associated with chronic pain. And other people’s insomnia can be tied to personal stress due to family or relationship circumstances. Many cases of insomnia can be related to central nervous system hyperactivity due to neck injury.
It has been our experience in our Los Angeles Chiropractic office that insomnia is frequently due to a prior neck injury. Correction of the upper neck can lead to better sleep and as you know better sleep leads to better energy, better performance, and a happier person. Below you can hear one gentleman’s recovery story following upper cervical chiropractic care in our Los Angeles Office.
When people think of a Los Angeles chiropractor they usually do not think about depression treatment or recovery. We have been programmed about serotonin levels and mood-altering Drugs. With that said they are many people who experience recovery from depression after receiving spinal corrections.
Since the central nervous system controls and modulates ALL functions in the body it is not a stretch to think that interference to the most vital areas of the body, the brain-stem, can affect the mood, chemicals, and hormones of the body. In our Los Angeles office, we have seen literally hundreds of patients recover from depression. Below is but one case that found relief after receiving Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care in our Los Angeles office.
Migraine headaches are another condition that robs people of the quality of life. They also suffer from “when is the net one coming”. Migraine Statistics. In the U.S., more than 37 million people suffer from migraines. Some migraine studies estimate that 13 percent of adults in the U.S. population have migraines, and 2-3 million migraines suffer are chronic. (3) Having seen hundreds of migraine sufferers in our Los Angeles office, it is by far and away one of the most painful and debilitating conditions one can suffer.
While there is a range in frequency from patient to patient any migraine is too much migraine. Our office loves migraine cases as they usually respond wonderfully and it is rewarding to see people’s lives change. Below listen to what one Migraine suffers says after receiving care form our Los Angeles Chiropractor-Dr. Drew Hall
Post-Concussion Syndrome is a condition that we have a lot to say about. In fact, if you get onto the articles section on our website you can find several articles we have written explaining our belief and clinical observation that post-concussion syndrome is caused by a neck injury.
Any trauma that is big enough to jar the brain inside the headstrong enough to cause injury simultaneously to the most delicate area of the spine- the head-neck junction. The head weighs 10-12 pounds and the atlas (c-1) weighs two ounces.
This anatomical fact makes this region of the spine most susceptible to injury. In the case of post-concussion, we believe the long term effects some suffer are the result of brain-stem compression due to a misaligned skull neck junction. We have seen many amazing recoveries in our office from correcting patients with post-concussion syndrome.
In fact, the gentleman on the testimony below is now a practicing Blair Upper cervical doctor on the east coast! Seeing is believing! The results are the bottom line. When everything else has failed and something gets you well you become a believer!
9. Back Pain And Erectile dysfunction
What? Erectile dysfunction? Believe it or not many patients have found relief from ED in chiropractic offices. The numbers that recover are understated as it is not an easy subject to talk about.
With that said there is a correlation between low back pain and erectile dysfunction. Over the years we have seen 50 men that have reported that they have recovered sexual function following precise upper cervical corrections. In the following video, you will hear one young man talk about his low back pain and sexual function returned to normal. Our chiropractor Los Angeles is here to serve your health care needs. Remember that ALL FUNCTIONS are controlled by the central nervous system.
Another severe pain condition that responds well to upper cervical chiropractic work is trigeminal neuralgia. TN is known as the suicide disease resulting from the extreme pain that those who have the condition deal with.
There is little in medicine that can be done. Generally, strong painkilling or seizure medication is prescribed. Sometimes patient opts for decompression surgery that relieves a vein that is “strangulating “the trigeminal nerve. Sometimes this surgery is effective but it has been our experience that the condition returns eventually.
While Blair Upper Cervical Chiropractic is not a cure-all it has been our experience that our Los Angeles chiropractor can help a large majority of trigeminal neuralgia cases. Listen to one man that suffered from trigeminal neuralgia for 16 years and how he recovered his health and sanity following care.
While this list is far from complete these conditions represent 60 percent of the conditions we see week in and week out. You might be wondering how in the heck does a Los Angeles chiropractor help these conditions that seem unrelated to chiropractic? In the next section, we will briefly explain the basic premise that leads to helping these types of cases in our office.
Taking Precision Neck X-rays- Chiropractor Los Angeles
Our doctors take precision articular (joint) x-rays, that determine exactly how you are built (we are all different) and how the joint has misaligned. By viewing the joints of each patient and determining exactly how the individual has misaligned, allows for more precise correction.
Without these x-rays, the correction would be guesswork at best. We take great care in finding exactly how you should be corrected. The precision element involved in the Blair upper cervical technique is paramount to our success.
As one of our mentors said you can make a perfect correction but if it is in the wrong direction you will achieve nothing, however, if you make a perfect correction in the proper direction for that individual case, that’s where lives change and healing occurs.
If you decide to come into our office you will see that we go the extra step in determining how most accurately to correct your spinal problems. Come on in and see the Blair upper cervical technique difference.
Why Our Los Angeles Chiropractor Will Not Adjust You On Every Visit
Once your doctor determines exactly how you are out of alignment from the x-ray a precise, gentle, correction will be made. After the correction, the follow-up care is to determine whether another correction is necessary or not. Each visit objective neurological tests are used to find out whether the spinal correction is staying in its normal position and normal joint motion. If it is determined that it is where it should be no adjustment is made.
A spinal adjustment is only made when the objective neurological tests indicate spinal cord interference exists or not. The goal of care in our office is to “hold” the adjustment. Holding is a term used to indicate that no adjustment is necessary.
It is while the adjustment is where it should be that healing accrues. We celebrate when no correction or adjustment is necessary. That is the goal!
Our Los Angeles Chiropractor Invites You To Our Office For A Free Consultation
We recognize that what we do is different. It requires a discussion with our new patients to get them to understand the Blair Upper Cervical chiropractic procedure. As a result, we feel it is only fair that new patients come in for a FREE consultation.
During this visit, we explain what we do and run the preliminary tests to determine whether we can help or not. We hope that this article has been informative and the information herein will affect many lives in a positive and healing way. Hope to see you soon!