Dr. Kristen McClure is a practicing NUCCA doctor at Ricks McClure Chiropractic located at Charlevoix, Michigan. She is a member of renowned organizations such as the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association and the Michigan Association of Chiropractic.

Dr. McClure went to Central Michigan University for her Bachelor’s degree back in 1996. Then, she trained at Palmer College of Chiropractic, where she earned her chiropractic doctorate in 2009.

Like her father, Dr. Jeffrey Ricks, she is also passionate about providing chiropractic care to her patients, especially mothers and children in pain. She is a loving wife and a mother who grew up embracing the value of chiropractic care in managing problems like backaches, head pains, earaches, and bed-wetting.

Technique/s: NUCCA, Upper Cervical

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Blogs by Dr. McClure

Can Walking Ease Lower Back Pain and Knee Pain?

Are you bothered by your uncomfortable lower back pain and knee pain? Some seek upper cervical chiropractic care for relief on both. In 2010, the World Health Organization stated that 60-70% of the population in industrialized countries experiences common lower back pain and knee pain, as many as 45% of which are adults (although the condition is occurring at all ages and increasing in rate over the years).   Triggers of Lower Back Pain and Knee Pain Pain in the lower back and knees can bring on stabbing, throbbing and shooting sensations. Knowledge and proper diagnosis by doctors are important [...]

Dizziness When Lying Down: What’s the Cause?

You had a long day at work, so you want nothing more than to lay down in bed and relax. However, as soon as you attempt to lay your head on the pillow, a debilitating bout of dizzying spells and spinning sensation hits you. You find yourself crying and feeling frustrated after realizing that it happened because you have BPPV. This vestibular disorder has been bugging you for years, but you can’t seem to find a way to resolve it. You’ve tried countless remedies for dizziness and vertigo but failed to experience lasting results.  So what are you doing wrong? [...]

By |October 10th, 2021|Categories: Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dizziness When Lying Down: What’s the Cause?

Top 3 Reasons Behind Back Pain in Kids

You rarely think of school-aged kids or teenagers whenever you hear about back pain. Instead, you quickly associate it with the elderly, especially those with conditions like osteoarthritis or herniated discs. However, studies prove otherwise. In fact, about 75 percent of kids aged 8 to 12 complain of an achy back. But why do backaches occur in children? More importantly, what are the most suitable ways to relieve the pain? Can Advil for back pain help, or should you seek a more natural approach? Whether you’re a parent or a guardian, learning as much as you can about back pain [...]

5 Facts About Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness

Feeling lightheaded and unsteady can be disorienting, not to mention dangerous when combined with safety hazards like a slippery floor. But why does it happen in the first place? Can a chiropractor help with vertigo and dizziness? Do you need to deal with these two symptoms your entire life? Understandably, you might have plenty of questions piling up in your head as you wonder how to cope better when you experience an episode. Is there a chance to live a normal life? Let’s find out as we look at one of the worst debilitating effects of chronic vertigo attacks – [...]

By |April 11th, 2021|Categories: Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 5 Facts About Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness

Back Pain: What is The Real Deal?

Did you know that only about 20% of us will be spared from back pain? Although some famous person once said that there is strength in numbers, being part of this majority does not exactly feel like a win.  In this article, we are going to uncover some truths about back pain. You will also learn that upper cervical chiropractic is gaining steadfast interest as a possible solution to back pain.  As the term suggests, back pain is an ache felt in any part of your back. The discomfort can radiate all the way to your backside and legs. Because [...]

Meniere’s Disease: How Effective is Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care?

Meniere's disease can cause intense episodes of vertigo that can come without any warning. Meniere’s disease is an inner ear issue that can have the following common symptoms:  Severe vertigo Hearing loss Tinnitus (ringing in the ear) Congestion in the ear Perhaps one of the worst parts about having Meniere's disease is the bouts of very intense vertigo that can hit you. Also, Meniere's disease currently has no known cure. The usual methods used for Meniere's disease is with medicines for nausea and dizziness. Diuretics can minimize the fluid volume and ear pressure and dietary restrictions for reducing water retention. [...]

By |October 11th, 2020|Categories: Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Meniere’s Disease: How Effective is Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care?

Sciatica Stretches That Will Help Take Away Your Pain

Sciatica is not a condition. It is a painful and uncomfortable symptom of various problems affecting the sciatic nerve. Frequently, people with sciatica experience excruciating pain running through their buttocks and down the backside of their legs. However, this kind of pain doesn’t necessarily originate in your back. An injury may cause pain to the hip or pelvis, or due to direct pressure to your sciatic nerve.  Sciatic pain can be mild or so intense that an individual with sciatica may have difficulty sitting, standing, or even sleeping. There are some remedies available for sciatic pain. It includes various sciatica [...]

Cybersickness: Is It The Cause of Your Dizziness?

Cybersickness is a relatively new term. Not everybody knows what it means. Cybersickness is a new kind of dizziness that is becoming a frequent problem today. When an individual feels dizzy, it can be due to a problem in the nervous system that is in charge of proper oxygen and blood flow to the body and brain. A regular dizzy spell is like the one you feel when you suddenly get up from a sitting position. However, cybersickness is a new version of vertigo and dizziness. Researchers discovered that computer-generated graphics and videos from smartphones could cause cybersickness among its users. Some [...]

By |April 12th, 2020|Categories: Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Cybersickness: Is It The Cause of Your Dizziness?

Critical Back Pain Facts and Statistics [2020 Update]

Back pain does not only hurt your back. It can have an impact on every facet of your life, including your physical health, performance at work, and family time.  If you have been searching for a lasting relief for chronic back pain, you’d probably know by now that recovery is no easy feat. The more research you do, the more you discover that surgeries and medications may not always provide the permanent relief that they claim of. Fortunately, an affordable and effective solution for back pain is out there, low-key helping patients improve or eliminate their backaches. But before we [...]

Vertigo Facts that Will Leave You Speechless

You may feel like you know everything that there is to know about vertigo. After all, it is one of the most common symptoms people experience due to the sheer number of conditions that can cause this symptom. Will we be able to shock you with anything on our list today? There’s only one way to find out! It’s time for our list of surprising vertigo facts.  The Eighth Cranial Nerve Supplies Balance Information to the Brain from the Ears  There are 12 cranial nerves. Most of them serve the purpose of sending sensory information to the brain. They also [...]

By |October 13th, 2019|Categories: Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Vertigo Facts that Will Leave You Speechless
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