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Neck Pain and Cigarette Smoking Are Connected

As an established chiropractor for neck pain in Escondido, California, I’ve done extensive research about this condition. Through those years of study, I’ve found a connection between cigarette smoking and recurring neck pain.  A 2016 study shared by the Association of Academic Physiatrists California linked cigarette smoking to degenerative disc disease in the cervical spine. Smoking is an unhealthy practice that only causes more damage to multiple parts of the body.  If you happen to be a long-time cigarette smoker, this article should open your eyes to more side effects of this habit. I will delve deep into the dangers it brings [...]

2019-12-09T05:18:47+00:00

Providing Relief for TMJ Disorder

I’ve been running a TMJ pain chiropractic clinic near Escondido in California for several years now. And the more temporomandibular joint disorders I’ve dealt with, the more I’ve learned about this condition.  Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJD) is basically pain felt in the jaw joint, as well as the muscles controlling jaw movement. Causes of pain generally vary, such as genetics, arthritis, and an injury to the jaw. For some, the excessive grinding and clenching of the teeth is also a cause.   Most TMJD cases are temporary, making them easier to deal with. Many home remedies and non-surgical care methods work. [...]

2019-11-11T05:31:42+00:00

6 Health Conditions Linked to Vertigo

Have you ever had that feeling of sudden dizziness, like the world around you is spinning? It’s similar to a head rush, but a bit worse. The spinning sensation can be so bad that you may need to hold on to something to keep from falling down. When this happens, you are most likely experiencing vertigo. Vertigo is the false sensation of movement, and it often has a rotational feeling. It can go on for as little as a few minutes or as long as a few days. The condition can turn life-threatening when an attack happens while a person [...]

2019-10-14T13:45:12+00:00

10 Factors That Put You at Risk for Back Pain

Back pain can feel so impossible to get rid of that many people seek an upper cervical chiropractor near Escondido to break away from the discomfort. Count yourself lucky if your back pain just comes and goes. Some people experience crippling, chronic pain, and over-the-counter painkillers don’t bring relief.  Certainly, you are not alone in your struggle. About 80% of people around the world may experience back pain at some point in life. Many factors can increase your chance of developing back pain. Listed below are ten of the risk factors for back pain. 1. Aging  Adults over the age [...]

2019-09-09T06:48:34+00:00

Fibro Fog: Tackling the Cognitive Symptoms of Fibromyalgia

Besides complaints of chronic pain, patients who seek our Escondido fibromyalgia chiropractic treatment share the cognitive symptoms they experience due to fibromyalgia. Known as fibro fog, or sometimes brain fog, the cognitive symptoms are problems that affect the concentration and memory of people living with fibromyalgia. Let’s take a closer look at some of the cognitive difficulties that come along with fibromyalgia. 1. Concentration Problems Those who experience fibro fog may have a similar problem as those people with attention deficit disorder (ADD). Focusing on work tasks or home duties, or even just on conversations can be difficult. Adding to the [...]

2019-08-20T05:43:19+00:00

Let’s all get Healthy Together!

I often hear of a celebrity, politician, or even a distant relative having a grave illness or even dying. What happened? They seemed so young or healthy. We don’t really know what kind of life that person lived. We can blame their demise on unfortunate disease, bad luck, or poor genetics, but I feel there is more to it than that. Some of our blocks to having a long, healthy life are as follows: Prescription Medications Side effects of drugs The false feeling that they are doing something for their disease and therefore don’t have to worry about changing their [...]

2019-08-20T05:46:57+00:00

Proud to be a Chiropractic Patient

The original scientist and developer of chiropractic was B.J. Palmer. From 1912 to 1962 he wrote 37 volumes on health, research and philosophy. His friends and contemporaries were Thomas Edison, President Harry Truman, Ronald Reagan, and many other dignitaries. I believe he is one of our great American heroes so it's safe to say that any Escondido chiropractic care provider looks up to him in many ways. In his book, The Bigness of the Fellow Within, he writes: THIS INNER POWER SPEAKS WE CHIROPRACTORS work with the subtle substance of the soul.  We release the prisoned impulse, the tiny rivulet [...]

2019-08-20T05:48:56+00:00

So, what is all the fuss about my upper neck?

The atlas and axis are the technical names of the upper two vertebra in the neck. The top vertebra is called the atlas. Just as the Greek God, Atlas, held up the world, the atlas of the spine holds up the head. The axis gets its name from the axis of the earth since seventy percent of the rotation of the head occurs at the axis vertebra. Consider the weight of the head, at eight to ten pounds, and that these two top vertebrae are held to the head by only ligaments—the result is a very vulnerable joint to injury. [...]

2019-08-20T05:50:38+00:00

Replace Drugs with Health

Drugs do not heal anyone. What drugs can do is stimulate, suppress or replace the action of an organ or system of the body. An example would be someone having asthma. Usually a steroid is used. A steroid is a hormone that we normally produce under a physical or mental stress. These steroids are normally produced from the adrenal glands, which in turn stimulate the sympathetic (fight/flight) nervous system. The asthmatic patient doesn’t produce enough steroids to deal with the physical or mental stress, resulting in an asthmatic attack. Does the steroid help the patient? Yes, yes, yes. Does the [...]

2019-08-20T05:53:14+00:00

The Big Idea

A Thought from the Developer of Chiropractic A slip on the snowy sidewalk, in winter, is a small thing. It happens to millions. A fall from a ladder, in the summer is a small thing. It also happens to millions. The slip or fall produces a subluxation. The subluxation is a small thing. The pressure cuts off the flow of mental impulses. That decreased flowing is a small thing.  That decreased flowing produces a dis-eased body and brain. That is a big thing to that man. Multiply that sick man by a thousand, and you control the physical and mental [...]

2019-07-17T07:40:47+00:00