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.
Fibromyalgia can be very debilitating. It can easily take control of your life if you let it. Thankfully, with some effort, you can address your fibromyalgia triggers and prevent flare-ups from causing excessive disruptions in your life. One of these so-called triggers is lack of sleep. As it turns out, fibromyalgia and sleepless nights tend to go hand in hand. It's unclear which causes which, but studies note that they can aggravate each other. Do you struggle with the same issue? Hopefully, our sleeping tips below can give you ideas you may not have considered before in the fight against [...]
Most patients diagnosed with Meniere’s already know a thing or two about vertigo triggers. In most cases, attending physician warn their patients about the effects of some products on the nerves and vestibular system. Some might even recommend trying Meniere’s disease diet. But, what exactly is the diet suitable for Meniere’s patients? Can you use it hand in hand with other well-known vertigo remedies like receiving chiropractic adjustments for an atlas subluxation? Find out more about Meniere’s disease diet as you read on. How Does the Meniere’s Disease Diet Work? As you might have read from previous blog posts [...]
Myofascial pain syndrome (MPS) and fibromyalgia are among American patients' leading causes of pain. They share several similarities, making it exceptionally difficult for some people to distinguish their respective symptoms. If you can relate to this scenario, you might find it helpful to go through our guide below. This way, you can learn the differences between fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome and determine whether you need a fibromyalgia chiropractic doctor, neurologist, physical therapist, or other healthcare providers. Myofascial Pain Syndrome vs. Fibromyalgia Both fibromyalgia and myofascial pain syndrome are chronic pain disorders. They cause similar symptoms, including muscle pain, [...]
Have you ever experienced like your surrounding is spinning at an unprecedented speed? It’s that same sensation you feel after a brief time sitting in a merry-go-round. But, instead of making you feel thrilled, your insides churn. You find yourself desperately pleading to make the spinning sensation stop. Unfortunately, like other patients who seek a chiropractor for vertigo relief, this is your everyday reality. Do you know why you have vertigo episodes? The sooner you get answers, the better you can take control of each vertigo attack. How a GP Diagnoses Vertigo Vertigo isn’t a condition or a disease. [...]
Imagine this situation: For an entire day, you went on a very long hike, swam for miles, and had to carry a bag full of rocks during these activities. What do you think you'd feel the next day? You might answer, "exhausted and feeling pain all over my body." You're probably wondering why this scenario. It's to give you an idea of what other people have to go through daily. The constant tiredness and soreness are what fibromyalgia patients have to deal with each passing day. In addition, these patients have to be careful in what they eat or do [...]
Coping with either central or peripheral vertigo is no fun. This condition makes people feel one of two things: either they are twirling, or their surroundings are spinning. Central vertigo often traces its roots to underlying issues that affect the brain stem or spinal cord, or even both. The peripheral version might be due to inner ear issues. Putting up with the visual and physical sensations brought about by either kind might make you want to indulge in some comfort foods. Before you do so, take a quick look at this list. Some of your choices might make matters worse. [...]
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 [...]