Dr. Andrea Pritchett is the owner and director of Vital Life Wellness Center in Dublin, California. She is a licensed NUCCA practitioner who has been working with patients since 1996. Currently, she holds a Level 2 NUCCA certification.
She graduated Magna Cum Laude in her undergraduate studies at Biola University, where she took Biochemistry. Then, she pursued his postgraduate training at Life Chiropractic College West. She was awarded Summa Cum Laude.
Ever since she was young, she aspires to help people. She makes that dream come true as she helps anyone suffering from injuries, headaches, and other types of pain better their conditions naturally.
Some cases of fibromyalgia exhibit unpredictable patterns, making it extra challenging to manage the symptoms. You might feel totally fine on some days, so you don’t have much trouble doing your usual routine. Then, you might have those tough days when you can’t even force yourself out of bed because of unexplainable fatigue and dull but constant hip pain that radiates to your lower extremities. Does this sound anything like your case? When you get exposed to fibromyalgia triggers such as stress, do you experience fluctuating symptoms? If your answer is yes, then you may be experiencing what we call [...]
Yes, it does. Meniere’s disease is an awful disorder of the inner ear known for bringing these main symptoms: Tinnitus: a roaring, hissing, buzzing, or ringing sound in the affected ear Hearing loss that fluctuates and may become permanent over time Vertigo: a false sensation of motion, mainly spinning movement, of your environment or yourself Meniere’s disease frequently affects only one ear. People who suffer from this may also experience a feeling of fullness or congestion in the ear. This condition can affect anybody at any age. However, it is common among people between the ages of 20 to 50 [...]
"Some days are way worse. Some days aren't. But you know what I can do? I can go! Well, my hands work! My arms work." "My legs work, even though they are sore." "My back works! My brain works; my heart works!" "I'm taking breaths. My lungs work! "You can (just) be grateful for what you can do." – Lady Gaga These are the inspiring words of Lady Gaga, a patient and proud advocate for people with fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia (FM), according to the World Health Organization (WHO), is an autoimmune disease. It is also a chronic pain disorder that negatively [...]
Migraine with aura, also referred to as the classic migraine, is a recurring headache that appears after or during sensory disturbances called an aura. These disturbances or "auras" consist of blind spots, flashes of light, and other vision changes. This condition also includes tingling in your face or hands. Aura frequently appears about five to sixty minutes before the incoming pain of a migraine. An aura is almost like a series of warning signs. According to the American Migraine Foundation, migraine with aura occurs in about 25 to 30 percent of individuals who experience migraine attacks. What Is Transient Aphasia? [...]
Having fibromyalgia can be really frustrating. First, you must wait for a long period before doctors can confirm your illness. The process of getting a diagnosis may take months or longer and involve numerous tests to rule out other conditions. Second, once doctors have recognized your chronic condition, you are often left with only a few solutions to relieve your symptoms. Despite these disappointing things, fibromyalgia patients should never lose hope. There is a silver lining after all. This article will talk about a piece of good news for fibromyalgia patients— upper cervical chiropractic, a form of care that many [...]
Researchers have introduced a promising treatment for the common cause of vertigo. Scientists from the University of Texas in Dallas revealed a new gadget that they claim could help ease cluster headaches and vestibular migraines, the leading neurological causes of vertigo. Called the GammaCore, the gadget is a non-invasive device that delivers electrical stimulation. Holding the device on your neck during a vertigo attack would send electrical impulses to the vagus nerve. The vagus nerve functions as a communication highway between the body and the brain. The handheld device is already available on NHS England. Vestibular Migraine and Key Results [...]
When it comes to telling the difference between migraines vs cluster headaches, the differential is going to come down to symptoms other than the headache itself. This is because both migraines and cluster headaches can result in severe pain. We will begin by comparing the symptoms of migraines and cluster headaches. Then we will look at a potential cause of these debilitating headache types. Finally, we will consider a natural way to get help, so be sure to stick with us until the end. Symptoms of Migraines Vs Cluster Headaches Let’s start with the similar symptoms so we can understand [...]
It can take years to get an official chronic fatigue syndrome diagnosis. While it is nice to finally know why you have been feeling so poorly for so long, it can also lead to far more questions and concerns. With that in mind, we’ve prepared a beginner guide to dealing with chronic fatigue syndrome to help you get a jump start on living with your condition. Tips for Living with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Here are a few tips to help you improve the quality of your life while living with a chronic health condition. Know that there will be good [...]
While vertigo is one of the most common symptoms that people suffer from, there is still a lot of misinformation out there about this ailment. Vertigo refers to a false sensation of movement. It can be a spinning feeling, or things may seem to tilt or sway. If you had previously been told that vertigo had to have a rotational element to it, then we just debunked the first myth for you. What else do you need to know? Read on to learn more about this symptom and how you may be able to find natural relief. Myth 1 – [...]
If you suffer from a chronic headache condition, then you would probably find it beneficial to know when the next episode was going to strike. That could help you to plan your work and social calendars with minimal interference. Unfortunately, that isn’t the way most headache conditions operate. The next attack probably seems to come out of the blue and at the worst possible moment. But what if there was a way to have a better idea about when the next head pain would occur? Better yet, what if you could prevent it from happening? We’re going to take a [...]