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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Why does your neck hurt? While there are a number of possible reasons, some are far more common than others. We are going to take a look at some of the most common causes of neck pain. Then we will reveal a natural therapy that has been helping patients to overcome this chronic health problem without the use of painkillers. What Causes Neck Pain? Here are some of the most common causes of neck pain: Trauma Head and neck injuries are among the most common and serious causes of neck pain. However, you don’t have to suffer a serious injury [...]
Truth is your ally when you are battling a chronic ailment like migraines. Unfortunately, there are tons of myths surrounding this shockingly common neurological disorder. If you are one of the 39 million Americans suffering from migraines (or you know someone who is), then these are things you need to know. Myth #1 – Migraines Are Just Bad Headaches This is the worst myth and probably the one that creates the most stigma around migraines. I mean, who calls in sick to work for a headache, right? But migraines are not headaches. They are a neurological condition. That puts it [...]
Back pain is nearly ubiquitous with about 4 in 5 people experiencing this condition during their lifetime. So how can you remain in the minority and keep back pain at bay? We're going to give you five helpful tips to stop back pain before it starts. The good thing is that all of these tips can also help you recover from back pain if you are already suffering from it, so don’t give in to despair if you have this problem. #1 Have a Regular Exercise Program The stronger your back is, the less likely you are to suffer an [...]
Vertigo is when you experience a false sensation of movement. It can be similar to spinning or twirling. In addition, it can include nausea, vomiting, and loss of balance. Vertigo can also result in suddenly dropping to the ground. Due to the impact these symptoms have on a person’s sense of equilibrium, it can be a totally debilitating condition. There are multiple options for finding relief for vertigo sufferers. Usually, treatment focuses on alleviation of the symptoms but not the root cause. Fortunately, the recent research provided light about the underlying causes, indicating that upper cervical chiropractic care is an [...]
Neck pain is an extremely common problem. In fact, about 13% of adults in the US are estimated to experience neck issues. This pain can be due to disc degeneration, muscle soreness, trauma, or you may just wake up in the morning with a stiff neck for no apparent reason. We’re going to look at 10 ways you can cope with neck pain without having to reach for a pain reliever. #1 Change the Way You Carry Your Bag A purse or a briefcase can be a terrible strain on the neck, especially if you are really weighed down on [...]
Migraines. Just the word can instill fear in someone who has suffered from one of these disabling headaches. Migraines do not just impact a small group of people. Rather, they are unbiased when it comes to who gets them. Men, women, and children all have had bouts with this condition. Women get it 3 times more often than men, however. And children as young as 18 months have been afflicted with migraine pain. There is some evidence indicating colic is a form of very early migraines. Every 10 seconds, someone in the United States visits the emergency room because of [...]
Back pain is nearly a universal problem in developed countries like the US. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most shocking statistics regarding back pain. But we won’t leave you without hope. If you suffer from back pain, there is a natural way to get relief from one of the most common underlying causes. Read on to learn the startling truth about back problems. 12 Wild Back Pain Statistics Here are 12 statistics that show just how widespread this problem is: Almost everyone gets backache at some point in life. In fact, about 80% of people will experience [...]