Dr. Ray Rickards is the founder of Rickards Precision Chiropractic & Wellness in Escondido, California. He has been a chiropractic doctor since 1979. He provides a scientific approach to promoting natural healing through upper vertebra adjustments and digital imaging techniques.

He graduated from the University of Pasadena School of Chiropractic. Ever since he completed his chiropractic training, he attended to patients from Escondido and other nearby areas.

Dr. Rickards has succeeded in healing thousands of ailing patients, thanks to chiropractic care. Combined with his unique approach, he believes leading a healthy lifestyle can encourage the body's natural healing process.

Technique/s: Upper Cervical, Blair Technique

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Blogs by Dr. Rickards

Arthritis and Back Pain: What’s the Connection?

You may be one of those who are wondering if your back pains have a connection with arthritis. Why do they often occur together? Which causes which? Studies explain that arthritis is a risk factor that may influence the development of back pain. It can manifest itself in many ways. One of them is joint inflammation – a problem that eventually leads to lower back pain and hip pain. Before you seek upper cervical care, physical therapy, or other remedies, you might find it helpful to determine whether you have arthritis.   Understanding Arthritis and Back Pain Arthritis comes in [...]

Must-Know Facts About Dizziness and Vertigo in the Elderly

Vertigo is a common health complaint that affects nearly 40% of American adults. Notably, it’s quite common among aging individuals, with over 70 percent saying that they experience disorienting spinning sensations at least once in their lifetime. But why exactly does this happen? What makes seniors prone to balance problems? Furthermore, what vertigo remedies can provide desirable results for older patients? Let’s tackle the answer to these questions with the help of our list of must-know facts about dizziness and vertigo in aging adults.   #1. Most older adults have age-related inner ear and neck degeneration Aging often leads to the [...]

By |May 22nd, 2022|Categories: Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Must-Know Facts About Dizziness and Vertigo in the Elderly

The Connection Between Personality Traits and TMJ Disorder

Temporomandibular joint disorder, more commonly known as TMJ disorder, affects the jaw joints and muscles. It often leads to jaw dysfunction, causing patients to experience difficulties when talking, chewing, or swallowing food. While this condition primarily affects your jaw and the muscles and tissues around it, it can potentially impact mental health too. Your mental health is equally important as your physical health. It would help if you kept this in mind when pursuing effective TMJ remedies. Your mental health includes your emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects your cognitive function, behavior, and perception. Additionally, your psychological state helps [...]

By |April 24th, 2022|Categories: TMJ / Jaw Pain|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Connection Between Personality Traits and TMJ Disorder

Neck Pain Relief Tips for Every Outdoorsy People

Are you a weekend warrior or a certified outdoor junkie? If you are, you might not be a stranger to neck pain—one of the common complaints of people across the USA, regardless of age, occupation, and level of physical activity. Thankfully, nowadays, several options for neck pain relief are readily available. So, do you happen to know one or two of these options? Have you tried seeking the help of healthcare professionals like an upper cervical chiropractic doctor? Are you familiar with some valuable tips on preventing an achy neck?  Let’s help you stay in good shape and avoid painful [...]

By |March 27th, 2022|Categories: Neck Pain|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Neck Pain Relief Tips for Every Outdoorsy People

Famous Women with Migraines

Migraine is a common condition usually accompanied by debilitating symptoms. But did you know that women are more likely to have migraine than men? No, it has nothing to do with gender inequality. Instead, this finding is related to them lady hormones more than anything. There's also a relationship between migraines and pregnancy that we will discuss further. If you're a woman, this article may be helpful for you, and if you're a man who landed on this page, don't worry; there's a lot of vital information to learn that will benefit you just the same.   Why are women [...]

Best Sleeping Position for Sciatica and More Tips

Good quality sleep can be elusive when you have sciatica, a neurological condition that stems from a compressed sciatic nerve. That’s why it pays to know the tips on finding the best sleeping position for sciatica and relieving your symptoms naturally. Also, if your radiating back pain has been bothering you for quite a while, we strongly recommend following the tips and tricks we provided in this guide.    How to Find the Best Sleeping Position for Sciatica Because sciatica pain worsens if you put too much pressure on your sciatic nerve, you need to be extra mindful of your [...]

Relieving Back Pain with Virtual Reality: Does It Work?

When people talk about virtual reality (VR), you rarely hear them associate it with healthcare-related things like upper and middle back pain relief. Instead, it’s far more common to come across VR applications in niches like fashion, games, entertainment, business, and education. Recent medical breakthrough hopes to challenge the public's perception of VR with the EaseVRx, a prescription-based VR system designed to relieve chronic back pain.  Last month, FDA approved the marketing and distribution of the EaseVRx. And ever since its official launch, people have been wondering about its uses and how it might help put an end to nightmarish [...]

Dizziness or Drowsiness: Where Can You Classify Vertigo?

Drowsiness and dizziness often get mistaken for one another. Some patients use the terms interchangeably to describe lightheadedness. Meanwhile, others use drowsiness or dizziness to refer to a sensation that makes them sick to their stomach or feel false movements when they sit or stand in a corner. If you’re also having difficulty telling these two symptoms apart, you will likely fail to find suitable the remedies for dizziness or drowsiness.  Join us in our quick discussion on dizziness and drowsiness. Then, learn which one you have and where to classify vertigo, a spinning sensation that’s equally debilitating.    Drowsiness [...]

By |November 28th, 2021|Categories: Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Dizziness or Drowsiness: Where Can You Classify Vertigo?

How to Enjoy Eating When You Have a TMJ Disorder

Eating can be quite a pleasurable experience. Besides providing nourishment, food can also bring you joy and satisfaction. Imagine feasting on culinary wonders that have a perfect blend of flavor and texture. Sadly, some people don’t experience the same feeling. In fact, some cringe and feel shocking pain when they chew on food because they have a TMJ disorder. As we meet people seeking TMJ pain relief, we become familiar with the fact that most of them can’t enjoy eating because of their disorder.  They tell us about their horror stories and how frustrated and desperate they feel. We are [...]

By |October 24th, 2021|Categories: TMJ / Jaw Pain|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on How to Enjoy Eating When You Have a TMJ Disorder

Does Neck Pain Have a Connection with Sinus Infection?

Sinus infections can be quite a nightmare to deal with. Anyone familiar with this kind of condition knows that it often causes discomfort or sometimes dangerous complications. For example, some patients report having both sinus infection and neck pain. But is there a connection after all? More importantly, if there’s a strong link between them, how can you relieve both symptoms? Is there a way to alleviate your symptoms naturally?   Understanding Sinus Infection The sinuses are cavities in the skull that produce the protective mucus layer in the nose. You can find them behind the eyebrows, forehead, and sides [...]

By |September 26th, 2021|Categories: Neck Pain|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Does Neck Pain Have a Connection with Sinus Infection?
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