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Subtle Signs of an Incoming Migraine Attack

Looking for the best source of migraine relief in Escondido? Before you start deep diving into your options, we strongly recommend getting acquainted with migraines, especially the subtle signs they cause. Doing so will help you plan and determine which sources of migraine relief you should consider adding to your routine.   All About Migraine - Facts, Causes, and More You might have heard the word "migraine" before, but you may not know much about it. This condition affects millions of people yearly, so you must take it seriously. If you suffer from migraines, you should know what causes or [...]


Got Stiff Neck? Here are 8 Proven Remedies You Should Try

Having a stiff neck can be quite a nightmare, especially if you have plenty of things on your plate. Thankfully, you have several ways you can seek lasting neck pain relief in Escondido. Are you familiar with these options? If not, worry no more! We have rounded up the best neck pain remedies that you can try at home or with a healthcare professional like Dr. Rickards. But, before we deep dive into these solutions, let's tackle some of the usual reasons behind a stiff neck.   Stiff Neck: Tracing the Possible Triggers A stiff and painful neck can stem [...]


Can Jaw Relaxation Exercise Ease TMJ Discomfort?

Your TMJ or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the most overused joint in the body. It's the one that connects your lower jaw to your skull via the temporal bone on each side of the head. Any damage or irritation to this joint can lead to a TMJ disorder with symptoms that might be difficult to ignore. Notably, TMJ disorder's accompanying symptoms cause intense pain and discomfort, and they can interfere with daily activities.  Thankfully, finding TMJ relief in Escondido is not difficult if you know simple remedies and self-care tips such as practicing jaw relaxation exercises. Learn more about the [...]


Vertigo Explained: A Comprehensive Guide for Patients

Having vertigo is not a very pleasant feeling, especially if you don't know why you experience it in the first place. Dr. Ray Rickards of Rickards Precision Chiropractic and Wellness recognizes this issue, so we thought of creating a comprehensive guide on coping with vertigo attacks. Hopefully, this can help you achieve vertigo relief in Escondido and maintain good health.   Vertigo is A Symptom Contrary to popular belief, vertigo is not a condition on its own. Despite the debilitating discomfort it inflicts on its sufferers, vertigo is merely a symptom. Studies explain vertigo primarily stems from inner ear problems [...]


Back Pain Care for Children: An Adult’s Guide

Adults dealing with back pain is pretty much a common occurrence, and it's likely due to several reasons that can be addressed with Escondido chiropractic therapy. But what if it's the children who start complaining about back pain? Are you prepared, and do you know what to do next? Worried parents or guardians might start thinking about the worst-case scenario, but some will undermine the issue and ignore the situation until it's probably too late. It helps to know a few things about back pain in children, its causes, and what you can do about it. There is always a [...]


CNS Abnormalities: The Root Cause of Fibromyalgia?

The central nervous system controls a laundry list of physiological functions, including sensory signal processing and signal transmission to your motor nerves. So naturally, if something wrong happens to it, several processes in the body would fail, and you become susceptible to disorders and diseases. The question is, can it lead to the onset of neurological pain problems like fibromyalgia (FM)? If so, does it mean it’s worth it to schedule a visit to a fibromyalgia chiropractor in Escondido?   What’s Fibromyalgia? Should You Be Worried? To date, fibromyalgia is among the commonly reported causes of neurological pain the US [...]


Is Coffee Good or Bad for People with Migraines?

Coffee is a popular caffeinated beverage that half of the American population drink each day. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most well-known triggers of migraine attacks among patients who come to see Dr. Rickards - a well-known Escondido chiropractor. As a result, most of these patients wonder if they should abandon their go-to caffeinated drink or regulate consumption instead.   To Drink or Not to Drink Coffee?  Drinking coffee can be a double-edged sword for migraineurs. Studies have long proven that it can come in handy in easing migraine pain because it can stimulate a sense of euphoria and [...]


Tech Neck and How it Puts Your Health in Danger

Tech innovations have made remote working more convenient, especially during the pandemic. However, it’s no secret that tech also made thousands of people more prone to neck pain. In fact, many people nowadays seek neck pain relief in Escondido CA because their symptoms affect their jobs, relationships, and overall well-being. But how exactly does technology impact the neck? What’s a tech neck, and how can you manage or eliminate it?   What’s a Tech Neck? Tech or text neck is a health issue that has been around for a while. It primarily affects working professionals because of the repetitive motions [...]


Things to Do If You’re Traveling with TMJ Pain

There is nothing better than going on a trip after a hectic week. You get to enjoy fun times with yourself, friends, or family. But there is one thing that could make the fun fade into thin air—intense TMJ pain. Not only do you have to keep track of your travel plans, you also have to ensure that your TMJ disorder doesn’t keep you in the hotel room for most of your vacation. Going to a TMJ pain chiropractor in Escondido before your trip can help you break free from the fear of experiencing painful jaw pain. But if you [...]


If Stress Is Causing Your Vertigo, Do These Tips

Vertigo is any kind of sensation that causes a spinning feeling even when you aren’t moving at all. These spinning spells are neural messages crafted by your body and brain. Unfortunately, stress can trigger this balance issue. And since vertigo and stress are closely linked, managing stress can help anyone get relief. This blog will discuss helpful strategies to combat stress-induced vertigo. We will also explain what our team does here at Rickards Precision Chiropractic & Wellness and how we became a trusted Escondido vertigo clinic.  #1. Learn Relaxation Techniques It would be best if you spent time for relaxation. [...]


Busting 5 Circulating Myths About Back Pain

Back pain can shatter your expectations of a relaxing day. It could affect your posture and sleep routine and limit your movements.  Making back pain worse are misconceptions. For example, you might have heard that excess weight causes back pain. Is this a myth, or is it the truth? One study confirmed the relationship between weight and back pain. The findings highlight the role of excess weight in back pain among young women. But, this is not the only underlying cause of their backaches. Age, bad posture, and history of accidents and injuries also played a role in their back pains. Back [...]


7 Must-Know Facts About Fibromyalgia

Living with fibromyalgia is not easy as it often causes massive disruption in the day-to-day activities of patients. Sometimes, fibromyalgia symptoms like widespread pain, sleeplessness, and tiredness can also trigger mental problems. By knowing a thing or two about fibromyalgia, such as how to relieve it with Blair chiropractic, you can find better ways to cope. Take control of your symptoms by learning seven facts about fibromyalgia syndrome. #1. Doctors used to consider 18 tender points for fibromyalgia diagnosis In the earlier years, doctors primarily relied on the 18 tender points that the American College of Rheumatology identified as a criterion in [...]


Migraines in Children: A Parent’s Handbook

You might think that migraines are the same for everyone who has them all over the globe. However, certain factors make migraines a different experience for every person. One of these factors is age. Generally, migraines grow more pronounced and are expected as you age. But, it does not mean that children are off-limits when it comes to migraine attacks. Unfortunately, children as young as toddlers are also vulnerable to migraines. In this article, we’ll talk about what makes migraines in children different from what adults experience. We’ll also discuss why more and more parents have switched to seeking a [...]

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