Dr. Forest is the director and owner of Forest Upper Cervical Chiropractic Centers with two offices — one in Fremont, and another in Alameda, both in California. He graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1979. He followed the footsteps of his father, a professional chiropractor. His two other brothers are also chiropractors. He first founded the office in Fremont in 1984 and later acquired the office in Alameda from his older brother. Since 1990, he has been managing the operations of both locations. Besides running the two offices, Dr. Forest is also an adjunct faculty member at Life Chiropractic College West since 2013. He focuses in Blair technique.

Technique/s: Blair technique

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Dizziness and Migraine: The Brutal Duo You Shouldn’t Overlook

While this may sound strange, the connection between dizziness and migraine is more common than you might think. So if you are suffering from frequent dizziness and feel like there is more to it, you might want to find a doctor or chiropractor for migraines to help you. First, let us differentiate this duo so we can get the most appropriate treatment for your condition.   Living with Dizziness: What Does it Feel Like? A term used to describe a range of sensations, dizziness may mean feeling faint, woozy, weak, or unsteady. You may feel as if you're about to [...]

By |May 22nd, 2022|Categories: Migraines / Headaches|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dizziness and Migraine: The Brutal Duo You Shouldn’t Overlook

8 Vertigo Facts That Undiagnosed Patients Need to Know

Experiencing vertigo for the first time can be pretty overwhelming. It can also become a major stressor if you don't know why you have false spinning sensations in the first place. Because of this, we thought of creating a short roundup of vertigo facts that every undiagnosed patient needs to know. This way, you can identify options you can use to achieve vertigo relief and manage unique or common migraine triggers.   1. Vertigo can stem from central or peripheral origins. Doctors classify vertigo attacks into two: peripheral and central. Unfortunately, not many people know how to distinguish between them. This [...]

By |March 27th, 2022|Categories: Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 8 Vertigo Facts That Undiagnosed Patients Need to Know

Is There a Way to Eliminate Upper Neck Pain?

The Internet world has pushed thousands to work in front of their computers all day. But, unfortunately, many people give very little thought to eliminating or minimizing everyday stressors when working until they begin causing crippling symptoms like upper neck pain. If this sounds like a story taken straight out of your diary, we suggest scrolling down and checking our guide on eliminating neck pain—the best way possible.   Why Do I Have Upper Neck Pain? The most common reason for upper neck pain is tension or muscle strain. However, there are instances when it develops because the topmost bones [...]

By |January 23rd, 2022|Categories: Neck Pain|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Is There a Way to Eliminate Upper Neck Pain?

45% of Migraine Patients Are Hesitant to Get Headache Care

Migraine and neck pain are common healthcare problems worldwide. Whether they are mild or severe, they can still significantly affect someone. Unfortunately, nearly half (45%) of migraine sufferers are hesitant to seek headache care. About 35% of these people reported that they are suffering from the disabling impacts of migraine. There are several reasons why migraineurs are unwilling to seek help. Sadly, they are missing out on all the possible benefits of getting the proper care for their disease.   Reasons Why Migraineurs Hesitate Asking for Help Migraine and neck pain cause severe bouts of headache. But since they are [...]

By |November 28th, 2021|Categories: Migraines / Headaches|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 45% of Migraine Patients Are Hesitant to Get Headache Care

5 Meniere’s Disease Neck Exercises for Relief

If you often deal with Meniere’s disease symptoms, chances are, you have scrolled through pages and pages of resources that talk about options for relief. You might have also come across Meniere’s disease neck exercises. Many people swear by its effectiveness in curbing the symptoms. So, it might be an excellent addition to your self-care routine. Check out some of the simplest and most effective neck exercises for Meniere’s disease relief below. #1. Neck Rotation Neck stretches are among the most recommended exercises you can do to relieve your symptoms like vertigo and ear congestion. It only involves gentle rotation [...]

Can Neck Pain Lead to Body Pain and Other Problems?

Neck pain often gets taken for granted, mainly because it can quickly disappear. Sometimes, all it takes is a soothing massage to ease the tension in the muscles or calm the nerves. However, some cases of neck pain linger, causing discomfort for several days. The pain can also progress each day, making you wonder, can neck pain cause headaches, back pain, or other health problems? If yes, what can you do to address it? Can a professional like a massage therapist or cervical chiropractor help? What happens if you don’t care for a painful neck? Let’s answer all of these [...]

By |July 25th, 2021|Categories: Neck Pain|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Can Neck Pain Lead to Body Pain and Other Problems?

Visual Auras and Neck Pain During a Migraine Attack

Throbbing headaches, nausea, vomiting, and lethargy are just some of the leading complaints of people receiving Blair chiropractic care for migraine relief. However, did you know that other health problems plague migraineurs? One example of which is visual auras. According to the American Migraine Foundation, about 25 to 30 percent of migraineurs experience visual auras.  Other patients report that they often experience migraine and neck pain at the same time. Studies explain that this is a common trend. In fact, according to a 2014 study, neck pain among people with primary headaches such as migraines has an annual prevalence rate [...]

By |May 23rd, 2021|Categories: Migraines / Headaches|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Visual Auras and Neck Pain During a Migraine Attack

The Important Things You Must Know About Central Vertigo

Coping with vertigo is not an easy thing. Someone hit with an episode deals with the balance issues and has to ascertain if things are real or imaginary. Whether you have common peripheral vertigo or the more severe type of central vertigo, the experience is something you would want to resolve sooner than later. This article includes essential factors for both kinds of vertigo and what you can do to achieve relief. Whether you go for prescription medications or natural options like upper cervical chiropractic care is all up to you. What is vital is for you to discover the [...]

By |March 28th, 2021|Categories: Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Important Things You Must Know About Central Vertigo

Is Fibromyalgia A Serious Condition?

Fibromyalgia is not something to be dismissed. This condition needs to be taken seriously. It is one of the most common but undiagnosed disorders that affect a person’s muscles and bones. It is also currently incurable. Protect yourself and avoid fibromyalgia triggers. What Is Fibromyalgia? One crucial characteristic of fibromyalgia is the presence of overwhelming pain felt throughout the body. Discomfort is not localized. A person who has fibromyalgia is likely to complain of fatigue. The pain can be so pervasive to affect a person’s sleep. Inadequate rest can trigger a host of other issues like moodiness and forgetfulness. If [...]

By |January 24th, 2021|Categories: Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Is Fibromyalgia A Serious Condition?

Migraine: Finding Relief for Head Pain as Old as Time

When people look for migraine relief, they do not realize they are now part of a long chain of human beings who struggle with intense head pain. Migraine is not a new condition nor a recently discovered health concern. It has plagued humanity for millennia. As far back as 1200 B.C., ancient Egyptian writings already mentioned cases of severely painful headaches. By 400 B.C., Hippocrates, regarded by academics as the Father of History, already chronicled reports of flashing lights and visual problems encountered by people who were able to have a migraine attack.  In 1870, Thomas Jefferson wrote this in [...]

By |November 22nd, 2020|Categories: Migraines / Headaches|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Migraine: Finding Relief for Head Pain as Old as Time
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