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.
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 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. [...]
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 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Fibromyalgia symptoms can range from person to person. Not only does this make the condition difficult to understand and to diagnose, but it can make it frustrating for the person living with fibromyalgia. We will begin our discussion by addressing the many potential fibromyalgia symptoms you might be coping with. Then we will take a closer look at how you can find natural relief. The Most Common Fibromyalgia Symptoms While there are too many symptoms to discuss them all in one article, we are going to go through some of the most common things you may be experiencing. Chronic, Widespread [...]
What Triggers Vertigo Attacks? And Other Common Questions Around 69 million Americans aged 40 and older have experienced vertigo. Despite how common it is, there is still some mystery and misunderstanding about it. Vertigo is the prime symptom of a vestibular disorder. The vestibular system includes parts of the inner ear and brain that are responsible for processing the information from your senses that control balance and eye movements. Vertigo attacks can range from an infrequent and mild annoyance to a chronic and debilitating condition that disrupts every facet of life. Whether it’s you or a loved one who sufferers with [...]
Fibromyalgia is more than just a chronic pain disorder. You probably also experience debilitating fatigue. You may even feel that the worst symptoms are the cognitive ones that make you feel like senility is setting in prematurely. Whether the toughest part to deal with is the sleepless nights, the struggle to get out of bed in the morning, or the inability to find your keys when you finally do drag yourself upright, we want to help you live your best life. You may have read some of these tips before, but the one we’re pretty sure will be new to [...]
A telling study revealed that 86% of patients who were convinced their headaches were sinus related were actually experiencing migraines. What is the cause of this discrepancy? In order to sort things out, we have to take a closer look at both sinus headaches and migraines so as to decode the differences between the two. Then, we will help you get out from under the burden of chronic headache conditions by sharing with you a natural technique that has assisted many people to attack headaches and migraines at the underlying source. Are Sinus Headaches and Migraines Similar in Some Ways? [...]