Dr. Kyle Murray, D.C. is the director of Atlas Brain and Spine, located in Upland, California. He is a proud member of the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association and an alumnus of the Life Chiropractic College West.
When he was 16, Dr. Murray suffered from concussions and severe migraines. He was relying on painkillers for his migraines for three years until he tried chiropractic out. After his first correction, his migraine was gone. Since that visit, he decided to be a chiropractor and dedicate his life to giving the best possible care to all patients through the NUCCA procedure.
Have you ever been on a cruise or boat and felt as though there’s something wrong with your head after the ride? Are you a marine engineer or a cruise ship staff who spends most days of the year sailing? You can't really figure out what’s causing your misery, but it feels like you're dizzy, and your balance is off. And as much as you want to enjoy your time after boarding off a ship, you can’t help but worry about having subsequent vertigo episodes as your body adjusts to the motionless environment you have on land. Chances are, you [...]
Pulsating headaches, nausea, dizziness, upset stomach, and sensory sensitivity can quickly get in the way of day-to-day life when you’re a migraineur. That’s why it pays to have a practical and reasonable action plan that can help you combat migraines and avoid feeling defeated all the time. Read on to discover how you can get things done even when you have recurring migraines and how Upper Cervical Care can help you reduce your headache days. #1. Manage your expectations It’s difficult to function smoothly when you constantly experience debilitating symptoms. So, at the beginning of your day, it’s good practice [...]
Fibromyalgia is a chronic illness that can be extremely debilitating. It is estimated to affect approximately 5 million Americans. Fibromyalgia symptoms include widespread pain, fatigue, brain fog, and insomnia. If you have fibromyalgia, chances are you know how difficult it is to get people to understand what you're going through. Even the people closest to you, like your family and friends, may not truly comprehend the extent of your pain and fatigue because, from the outside, everything looks "normal." But make no mistake, fibromyalgia is very real and debilitating. Because the symptoms are not physically visible to others, some tend [...]
Sometimes, after a long day of working, you may experience tightening of your neck muscles or aching in your neck area after long hours of sitting. Many people are familiar with this feeling. Neck pain has become a common body ache and pain we tend to experience nowadays. While some neck pain tends to resolve on its own, some people may have it for days or even longer. Regardless, it's normal to want a resolution for the pain and possibly avoid it in the future. Neck pain is also one of the common complaints by patients heard by doctors. Besides [...]
Vertigo and dizziness are two terms that often get mixed up. They are not the same, but they are both caused by a problem or condition that affects the upper cervical spine or systems in our body in charge of balance and orientation. This can be rather confusing to people who do not understand what is happening to them. The first step towards getting better is understanding what’s causing these symptoms in the first place, which we’ll cover here as well as possible remedies for both vertigo and dizziness. Are Vertigo And Dizziness The Same? While dizziness and vertigo [...]
Genetics is among the risk factors that a headache doctor or cervical chiropractor looks into when assessing a patient's medical history. That's because having a family member with frequent migraine attacks increases a patient's likelihood of experiencing the same (if not worse) symptoms by up to 60 percent. While the genes responsible don't cause migraines to develop, they can heighten a patient's sensitivity to triggers like bright lights and excessive caffeine intake. A recently published study looked into this matter and highlighted crucial facts and stats. The researchers analyzed the DNA material of 102,084 migraineurs and 771,257 individuals who don't [...]
Fibromyalgia flare-ups can be a source of stress. Ironically, stress is also a known stimulator of fibromyalgia attacks and can cause you to have more fibromyalgia symptoms. The best thing you can do is learn to manage your stress, so it doesn't provoke a flare-up. Here are some tips about stress and how to best handle it in the long term. You may not know what type of stress will provoke your symptoms, but it's important that you find out. Fibromyalgia triggers related to stress include large events or everyday happenings; physical or emotional factors, and positive or negative moments. [...]
Do you have a tough time with upper neck pain? Or perhaps your pain has made way to chronic upper neck pain, shoulders, and back aches? While there are many reasons for these aches, one of the common causes is poor posture as you sit at your desk at home or work all day long. In this article, we'll explain why ergonomics matters with upper neck pain and how it can help! Upper Neck Pain and Its Triggers If you're like most working adults, you probably spend a lot of time at your office. But did you know that [...]
A lot of people experience dizziness or vertigo at some point in their lives. Sadly, some experience this debilitating problem and have no clue why it happens that they have vestibular conditions like Meniere's disease. Studies reveal that Meniere's affects only a tiny fraction of the American population. However, it still causes massive disruptions because of its chronic and recurring symptoms, such as vertigo attacks. Do you happen to be one of the many people living with this debilitating condition? Let's help you understand the key steps you need to take to regain balance with our list of leading vertigo [...]
Thousands of patients seeking a cervical chiropractor for their migraine attacks often share similar experiences. Notably, many of them notice the stigma and the lack of in-depth understanding of migraine attacks. Understanding this situation, we created a quick guide for migraines. Additionally, we also wanted to shed light on the things that you should never say to someone experiencing migraines. These short statements might come in handy in understanding the gravity of the situation and finding helpful ways to alleviate the symptoms of a migraine episode. #1. "Migraines are just bad headaches." Headache specialists and doctors have long debunked the [...]