Dr. Cook

Dr. Mercedes Cook is the owner of Upper Cervical Chiropractic San Diego in San Diego, California. She is a qualified Doctor of Chiropractic and has the license to practice in California state.

After graduating from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, she attended Life University in Marietta, Georgia, where she earned her doctorate in Chiropractic. During her study, she focused on Upper Cervical with some extra training in pediatrics and prenatal care.

Dr. Cook received her first upper cervical adjustment when she was 18 and had severe hip pain. After her recovery, she realized soon after her calling was to be an upper cervical chiropractor.

She is passionate about helping families, pregnant mothers, and children have the healthiest lives possible. Her wish is to have a health care shift in America through chiropractic.

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Technique/s: Upper Cervical chiropractic

Blogs by Dr. Cook

What To Do When You Have Vertigo

Often, vertigo episodes can be so debilitating that you need to set aside some things until the dizzying sensation subsides. Depending on how intense or long the attacks are, you may lose time and opportunity for family bonding or completing your usual work tasks. It’s a nightmarish situation that could affect not only your physical well-being but every other aspect of your life. Unfortunately, this is the reality for millions of people in the US. Statistics say that around 40 percent of Americans have vertigo. Sadly, not everyone who experiences the symptom knows that they have vertigo. If you’re among [...]

Why Am I Having Back Pain? Is It Serious?

Back pain is arguably one of the most prevalent conditions around the world. It is also among the most frequent reasons for missing days at work, leading cause of disability, and regular hospital visits. Indeed there is some serious reason why it is so common nowadays. What might be causing most people’s back pain? Is back pain on the same level of danger as heart conditions or spinal fractures? A handful of diseases or disorders usually cause a majority of back pain cases.   Back Pain Problems: Why Is My Back Hurting? Here are some reasons why back pain happens. [...]

What Causes Ear, Jaw, and Neck Pain?

Do you suffer from ear, jaw, and neck pain issues? When you eat or talk, have you ever heard any popping or clicking sounds coming from your jaw joints? Most people believe that these are only temporary symptoms and it is nothing to worry about. Still, these symptoms should not be ignored or taken lightly.  What Could Be Causing Your Ear, Jaw, and Neck Pain? Surely, you are wondering. People experience pain in the ear, jaw, and neck simultaneously for many reasons. Even if these body parts are different, they are very close to each other.  A medical condition in [...]

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List of Food and Non-Food Migraine Triggers

Migraines are prevalent today. As many as 39 million Americans deal with them, including men and women. Even children are no exception. If you have a family member who has migraines, then you may have a high risk of developing them. Migraines are most extensive among people aged 25 to 55. Migraines are a painful neurological condition that causes migraineurs to miss out on work, social, and family events. When a migraine attack sets in, a person has little choice but to lie down in a dark and cool room. Sometimes, a cold cloth on the forehead can relieve some [...]

By |June 7th, 2020|Categories: Migraines / Headaches|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on List of Food and Non-Food Migraine Triggers

Meniere’s Disease: Watch Out For These Signs

Meniere’s disease is a disorder of the inner ear. It usually affects only one ear and might trigger various symptoms, which we will discuss below. Meniere’s can have an effect on anyone at any age, but it often affects people aged 40 to 50 years old. It is a persistent condition that needs more understanding. Let us discuss some of its most distinct features, triggers, and symptoms.  Triggers and conditions linked to Meniere’s disease Abnormal immune response A head injury Allergies Anxiety Drinking alcohol Fatigue Genetic factor Infection in the middle or inner ear Medication side effects Migraines Respiratory infections [...]

By |April 5th, 2020|Categories: Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Meniere’s Disease: Watch Out For These Signs

Ibuprofen for Back Pain: Is It Really Effective?

Back pain is the number one cause of disability worldwide. Among the parts of the body, the back is one of the most prone to injury as the spine works round the clock.  We engage our back when we twist and bend, and it also stabilizes the body while carrying a load.  Sometimes the back suffers from injury or strain that leads to its inability to function well. Anti-inflammatories such as Ibuprofen are often the go-to remedies for severe back pain. However, do they really work in relieving the pain? Read until the end to know if you should continue [...]

Chronic Neck Pain and the Link to Headaches

If you are living with chronic neck pain, there is also a good chance that you are experiencing headaches or even migraines, as well. What is the link between neck pain and headaches? What contributes to the onset of these symptoms? Is there any way to find natural help for your neck pain? We are going to answer these questions in today’s article and help you to find the natural relief that you need!  A Clear Link Between Neck Pain and Migraines  An Italian study revealed that there is a definite link between neck pain and migraines. In fact, the [...]

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The Worst Migraine Myths: What You Need to Know

Can you tell the difference between migraine myths and facts? Sadly, despite the fact that there are about 39 million Americans suffering from migraines, many people still don’t know the difference between truth and fiction when it comes to this neurological condition. We’re going to take a look at some of the worst migraine myths and reveal the truth. Then we will discuss a way to get natural help for your migraines. Myth #1: A Migraine Is a Bad Headache  The headache phase of a migraine is the most well-known. However, migraines are so much more than just a bad [...]

By |October 6th, 2019|Categories: Migraines / Headaches|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Worst Migraine Myths: What You Need to Know

The Infamous Disc Herniation – A Cause of Major Back Pain

Almost everyone knows about the discs that separate the vertebrae in your spine.  When the subject of discs comes up, it is usually because something has gone awry with one of them.  These rubbery cushions separate the individual bones in your spinal column, absorbing the normal forces our spine is subjected to on a daily basis.  Discs can become injured a result of an acute issue or, more commonly, wear down gradually over time. What are the Intervertebral Discs? When learning about the discs, most people are taught to think of them like a jelly donut.  Discs have an inner [...]

By |August 4th, 2019|Categories: Back Pain|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Infamous Disc Herniation – A Cause of Major Back Pain

Vertigo Symptoms: The Many Symptoms Related to this Common Problem

  Vertigo itself is merely a symptom of many different conditions of both the ear and the central nervous system. Therefore, any vertigo symptoms list is going to describe what vertigo feels like and then list its associated symptoms. That is what we are going to do today. We are going to provide a symptoms list that will help you understand what vertigo is. In addition, it can help you identify what is at the source of your problem. Then we will present a natural therapy that addresses the underlying cause of vertigo for many patients, thereby providing some much-needed [...]

By |June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Vertigo Symptoms: The Many Symptoms Related to this Common Problem
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