Hey guys. Dr. Drury with you today, and I'm here in beautiful Maui at a conference, and in the conference, one of the people who was speaking asked everybody who was in pain in right now to stand up, and I was amazed. I looked around, and there was like 80% of the people standing up in the room. There's over 300 people in this room, and they're all in pain, and I'm thinking how can all these people be in pain? I haven't been in pain in 25 years, but I started thinking I've been getting checked and adjusted by an upper cervical doctor for over 28 years, and so my body stays aligned and tuned up so I don't experience the pain that so many people do today, and it's really mind-blowing.
For those of you that are out there that are suffering from pain unnecessarily, and maybe it's just because there's something going on in your body that is creating this chronic pain sensation and you don't have to live that way. It's ridiculous. I actually did a Google Search when I got back to the room and found that over 100 million Americans are living with pain every single day in the United States. A matter of fact, over 80% of all pain pills consumed in the world are consumed in the United States.
There’s a lot of pain going on in the United States. What we have found is that if your body is aligned and everything is tuned up, then you don't have the neck pain, the headaches, the back pain. It's all because there is some loss of symmetry that all starts at the top of the neck. That's the upper cervical spine, and that's what we focus on. That's our specialty, is helping people with pain, especially chronic pain, and we find the cause instead of masking it with some sort of medication which creates other side effects which starts you down the road leading potentially to having surgeries.
See the pain mechanism is there to protect your body. The reason you have pain is to tell you something is not right. It's not to tell you that you've got a Tylenol deficiency. You follow me? There's no pain that comes from a drug deficiency so taking medications has never fixed the cause of pain in the history mankind, and it never will. You have to get down to the root cause, and what we have found is probably 99% of the time chronic pain sufferers have something going on inside their body. It's usually something structural that if we can find it and we can correct it, the body actually heals on its own, no medications, no surgeries required. If you lived in the Charlotte area, Gastonia, Belmont, Huntersville, Cornelius, Rock Hill, Fort Mill, anywhere surrounding Charlotte area, give our office a call, 704-588-5560.
You can check us out on the web at www.uppercervicalspinecenter.com. If you don't live in the Charlotte area, then please try to find an upper cervical doctor near you. We've got to stop this pain epidemic. I mean it's ridiculous. There's no reason so many people should be suffering unnecessarily. Find an upper cervical doctor near you. If you're in the Charlotte area, I look forward to meeting you. Have a great day.