We treat a whole host of conditions and ailments.

Drugs and Their Side Effects Cause Their Own Problems

In today’s society when you think something physically is wrong, you take a pill. While this may temporarily treat the symptom, the real problem is still there.

Weeks to years of drug use and their side effects create more and more problems. You may feel trapped and out of control and you don’t know where to turn. Meanwhile, the problem is still there.

  • It's time to take back control.
  • Get to the root of the problem.
  • Break your reliance on drugs.

Upper Cervical Spine Center:
A Sustainable Solution for Health Issues

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How We Heal

From the moment we think something may be wrong, we seek ways to get well. We think we’re doing the right thing by going to experts who prescribe drugs and surgery.

But what happens when the pills we are prescribed only treat the symptoms – and not the cause of our problem?

Our Upper Cervical Spine Center patients experience life-changing transformations. By eliminating the need for drugs or surgery, they regain control of their health and well-being. They no longer rely on medications that only mask symptoms but instead find lasting relief as we address the root cause of their health issues. Our approach not only provides relief but also improves sleep, energy levels, digestion, and overall quality of life. For dependable chiropractic treatment in Wilmington, NC, get in touch with our team today.

What is Upper
Cervical Care?

Reclaim Your Health with
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Get to Know our Doctors

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Our Doctors are highly trained above and beyond chiropractic. Only a few chiropractic schools in the world teach Upper Cervical chiropractic. Out of these schools, there are only a few classes taught about Upper Cervical.

Specialized Upper Cervical Training

Therefore, to be a highly effective Upper Cervical chiropractor, he or she must train extensively outside of school. Our doctors have spent hundreds of hours outside of school to become experts in Upper Cervical chiropractic. They also participate in continuing education of at least 20 hours per year, solely focused on how to help those in need with Upper Cervical care.

Our Charlotte Doctor

Dr. Ray Drury

Dr. Ray Drury

Amongst chiropractors, Dr. Drury stands out as part of an elite group that specializes in upper cervical care. With a private practice spanning almost three decades, he has earned numerous accolades for his unwavering commitment to the upper cervical discipline.

Our Wilmington Doctor

Dr. Zach Shaw

Dr. Zach Shaw

During his undergraduate studies, Dr. Zach Shaw experienced persistent lower back pain. He tried a plethora of treatments – from medications and massages to injections and even discussions of surgery.

Our Nashville Doctor

Brittany Zellar, DC

Dr. Brittany Zellar

Dr. Zellar’s personal journey into chiropractic care began young – she was 14 when an old film x-ray depicted her s-shaped spine caused by scoliosis. That along with grappling with debilitating migraines spurred Dr. Zellar to delve into the world of chiropractic.

Amazon #1 Best Seller
The Best Kept Secret in Health Care

No Drugs or Surgeries Required

Dr. Ray Drury

Pick up a copy at one of our offices or order online.

The Best Kept Secret in Health Care is about a relatively unheard of specialty in chiropractic called Upper Cervical Care. Upper Cervical care has been helping thousands of people around the world improve their health and get their lives back. Upper Cervical doctors have been helping people with common conditions like headaches, back and neck pain, sleeping problems, weakened immune function, as well as chronic illnesses or conditions they were told they would have to live (or die) with such as Multiple Sclerosis, Fibromyalgia, Diabetes, high blood pressure, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Meneire’s Disease, and many other debilitating illnesses that traditional medical treatment has been unable to cure or relieve. Therefore, the audience for this book is everyone who is concerned about their health, especially those who are looking for an alternative to prescription drugs or surgery. This book written to let the secret out and tell the world about Upper Cervical.

The Best Kept Secret in Health Care

We Align the Head and Neck So That the Nerves Can Send Brain Healing Messages to Affected Parts Of Your Body. It's a Natural Self Healing.

Upper Cervical Spine Center:
Enhance Your Overall Quality of Life

Eliminate Your Reliance on Pills and Their Side Effects.

When your nervous system is fixed your whole body benefits.

Imagine what it will feel like to know your problem is finally fixed.

  1. Become empowered in your own health journey.
  2. Stop suffering.
  3. See yourself getting your life back.
  4. Remember what it’s like to be healthy again.
  5. Add life to your years.
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You might be wondering...

Is this too good to be true?

No. Upper Cervical Care takes all the guesswork out. When the nervous system is healthy the body heals.

How come I've never heard of Upper Cervical Care?

There are only 1000 specialists in this field – in the world.

How does it work?

Every single nerve in the body originates at the brainstem, Upper Cervical Chiropractors are trained to detect and align pressure in that area of the spine to restore the functioning and healing signals to your body.

Does it hurt?

No. The correction does not hurt. There is no twisting, turning, or jerking of the neck. If your spine is really ‘locked up’, there may be some discomfort, but the adjustment does not cause any pain.

Can you help maintain my health?

Yes! Upper Cervical Chiropractic has one goal: to release pressure from the nervous system. This allows the impulsses from your brain to be unimpeded as they traavel throughout your body, promoting proper functioning and healing. With a fully functioning nervous system, your body will maintain health at an optimal level.

Happy Patients

  • Dan S.

    “I have always been healthy, however I found that Upper Cervical adjustments contribute to greater energy levels, better physical workouts, and an overall increased feeling of well-being. I have been going to The Upper Cervical Spine Center for several years now and the office staff is always very friendly and helpful. Many thanks to Dr. Drury and your Staff.”

  • Jeremiah A.

    “In my senior year of high school, I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis, an Irritable Bowel Disease. I was told I would have this disease for the rest of my life. I was told I needed surgery or try experimental drugs. I heard about Upper Cervical helping people like me and found The Upper Cervical Spine Center. I’ve experienced more wellness and healing in eight weeks than I have with medication. I used to take 10 pills a day and now I take 3 on a bad day. I know I’m on the right path and I owe it all to Upper Cervical care.”

  • Pat

    “Before I started Upper Cervical care, I had pain in my hands, arms, and shoulders. It was debilitating. I found The Upper Cervical Spine Center when I started researching alternative health treatments. Under Upper Cervical care I began to feel less pain until the pain was completely gone. I’m now 70 years old and take no prescriptions drugs, and live an active, pain-free life and that is thanks to Upper Cervical care I feel good every single day and I am so grateful.”

  • Doug P.

    “Upper Cervical saved me from Hip Surgery. At 50 I wasn’t looking forward to hip surgery caused by bone disease diagnosed when I was a child. My issues really flared up when I strained my hip. I spent 6 months using crutches and a cane. I was referred to Dr. Drury as a “last resort” to avoid Hip surgery. After my first adjustment, I left the office with almost no hip discomfort. Now, after 4 months of regular visits, I am comfortable again and as an added benefit to upper cervical care I was able to give up my reflux medication with no ill effects as well!”

  • RJ’s Story

    “My son was diagnosed with severe eczema around 8 months old, covering his face and body from head to toe. After a lot of sleepless nights and allergy specialists and doctors, and steroid creams I was referred by a friend to The Upper Cervical Spine Center. After his 1st adjustment, he slept 4 hours straight! 3 months later we could see his skin healing, and after 6 months he was looking GREAT and feeling GREAT, like his old self again. His health has turned around 100%. We go for a once-a-month check-up, and he’s now a completely healthy child. Our lives have been forever changed because of Upper Cervical Chiropractic care!”

  • Nicki

    “The Upper Cervical Spine Center are truly miracle workers when one morning I woke up, looked in the mirror and found my face was frozen. I quickly realized that I had Bell’s Palsy. My cousin was being treated at The Upper Cervical Spine Center for a concussion. Three weeks into my treatment, I saw signs of progress. After 8 weeks, I was 85% healed and I’m working toward 100%. I am so grateful to these doctors; they have given me so much of my life back.”

  • Linda L.

    “After living with chronic pain for over 30 years and getting worse I was about to give up. Now, after seeing Dr. Drury and going under Upper Cervical care, I can go back to doing the things I love, things I was told I would never be able to do again. It has been life-changing for me.”

  • Phil B.

    “When I first went to see Dr. Drury, I had been going to a psychiatrist for 5 years for deep depression. At one time I was taking eight different pills. After 1 month of Upper Cervical care, I could feel the depression lifting. My wife, Marge, saw Dr. Drury for neck pain and I went away after the first correction. For over 10 years we have been getting routine check-ups because we want to stay well. Upper Cervical works and we travel almost an hour away to receive true Upper Cervical care because it works!”

  • Bob

    “I endured for more than 11 years the pain suffered from what the medical community has called the most painful condition known to mankind...Trigeminal Neuralgia. From pain pills to laser therapy and more, the only relief was from the upper cervical care I received from Dr. Drury at The Upper Cervical Spine Center. Dr. Drury adjusted my Atlas, and this realignment gave me the relief I had been seeking for so many years. Dr. Drury saved my life and I have been pain free for the last 3 years!”

  • Jay

    “After one adjustment 40 years of back pain was gone! After injuring my lower back wrestling for Ohio State, I went to several doctors, physical therapists, acupunctures, and general chiropractic. This route provided only temporary relief, but the pain would always come back. After my first Upper Cervical adjustment with Dr. Drury, my back pain was gone and 4 years later I am still pain free. I go for monthly Upper Cervical checkups to make sure my alignment is holding. Upper Cervical worked when nothing else did.”

  • Madline S.

    “My stomach and neurological systems began in 2014. In 2017, I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease. After treatment I continued to have lingering symptoms. In 2018, I was referred to The Upper cervical Spine Center, and I am so thankful for that. After seeing over 15 different doctors I have found more relief than in the 4 years. Thank you for changing my life.”

  • Amberlyn

    “I truly owe my life to The Upper Cervical Spine Center, Dr. Drury, and their amazing staff. My list of medical issues was extreme: severe high blood pressure, high cholesterol, pre-diabetic, countless mental diagnosis, sleep issues, severe chronic pain, TJ, migraines, and the list goes on. I honestly thought there was no hope. After seeing Dr. Drury, I have been able to get off all my 14 prescriptions. I wish I had found Dr. Drury and The Upper Cervical Spine Center sooner. I am happy now and I finally love life!”

  • Stacey S.

    “I was diagnosed with Meniere’s Disease in September 2014. For 3 years I suffered before deciding that medical doctors couldn’t help. For a period of 9 straight months, I had severe episodes with no break leaving me in my bed for days. So, in March 2017, I found Dr. Drury with The Upper Cervical Spine Center. As of today, I have not had a severe attack since August 2017.”

  • Julie

    “I used to have headaches every day, 6 or 7 migraines a month, and at least one trip to the ER monthly. I had been to multiple doctors, chiropractors, massage therapists, and have been put on traditional prescription medications. Within the first 2 or 3 adjustments with Dr. Drury I started seeing results. I now have very few headaches and even fewer migraines. Upper Cervical changed my life. I even had my twin baby boys checked within a few days after they were born.”

  • Mary S.

    “Between 1986 and 1991, I was hit four times in auto accidents. In 2002, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia...2014 I found Upper Cervical care and hope...Neck pain, arm mobility issues, sleep issues and fatigue drove me to the brink. Dr. Drury found my misaligned atlas and once aligned I can now move my neck and arm more freely and I am more alert. Dr. Drury saved my life, and the healing is worth every mile that I can now drive on my own.”

Take Control Of Your Health With Upper Cervical Spine Center

Body Imbalance

Healing Starts Here

If you want to know how to be proactive and become free of medicine and its side effects, OR if you are in pain and don’t know where to turn… let us be your first step.

You do not have to live in pain and you do not have to be dependent on drugs and their side effects.

There is an alternative to being healthy again.