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

Why Ignoring Back Pain is a Big Mistake

The body is a fascinating biological feat. That’s because it has its way of telling you that you’re sick. For example, muscle stiffness could mean that you feel stressed out. Dizziness could indicate low blood sugar, hunger, or vestibular problems. But what if you have back pain? Does it always mean that you have an inflamed back muscle or joint? Can it also be a sign that you have a bad posture, sore back muscles, or even worn-out intervertebral discs?  One thing is for sure, though: you should never be too complacent when dealing with back pain. Instead of waiting [...]

What To Do If You’re Over 40 and Living with Back Pain

They say that life begins at 40. It’s that phase where you start to reap the results of your hard work in the previous years. Sadly, it’s also the same stage when the first few signs of aging begin to manifest. In most cases, adults over 40 often report having lower back pain and knee pain as their joints no longer function as they used to.  They also face spinal column changes. Some over 40 men and women develop back pain due to spinal stenosis, herniated discs, and brainstem tumors. To help you figure out how you can manage to [...]

Can You Get Vertigo On A Cruise?

Recently, the CDC released new guidelines for cruise ships for this pandemic. Many people in the US expect to see cruise liners welcoming tourists on board sooner than later. It’s quite an exciting news for wanderlust travelers, even those who suffer from seasickness. With that in mind, we thought of tackling two common questions of some patients, “can you get vertigo while on a cruise?” and “can tight neck muscles cause dizziness?” Let’s investigate the two topics and your possible options for relief so you can still enjoy a pleasant cruise trip.    Vertigo During a Cruise Trip – Is [...]

Stick to Soft Foods If You Have a TMJ Disorder

The joint of the jaw is called the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), and it is responsible for the opening and closing of the mouth. It works as a slide or hinge that allows the mouth’s movements. Without this joint, basic human activities such as talking would be impossible.  You would not wish to experience a TMJ disorder as it can be debilitating and potentially impact your quality of life. Disorders related to the jaw joint can hinder your chewing, yawning, and even speaking. In short, ensuring that your TMJ is at peak condition is essential for everyday functions.  In this blog [...]

By |April 25th, 2021|Categories: TMJ / Jaw Pain|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Stick to Soft Foods If You Have a TMJ Disorder

Work From Home and Stress Neck Pain – Effective Ways to Cope

Indeed, the work from home arrangement has contributed to reducing the spread of coronavirus. It has also ushered in a new era for people who prefer telecommuting over the old-school approach. However, it’s no secret that the current work setup has created a new set of problems, including stress, neck pain, and back pain.  According to MIT, nearly 34 percent of commuters from all over the USA have now turned to the WFH setup. Additionally, 15 percent have been working remotely even before the pandemic hit the country.  This could imply that about half of the working population may be [...]

By |March 28th, 2021|Categories: Neck Pain|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Work From Home and Stress Neck Pain – Effective Ways to Cope

Can Nervous System Issue Affect Migraines and Asthma?

It is typical for people to approach migraines and asthma separately. The former affects the head while the latter affects the respiratory system. But did you know that everything that happens in our body, which includes ailments like migraines and asthma, is affected by the nervous system? Let us look into the nervous system's role in silent migraines and asthma.   Important Points About Migraines Here are some of the debilitating effects of a migraine episode: 1. Vertigo A person faced with a migraine attack feels off-balance and dizzy. Although the surrounding environment is perfectly still, the person senses movement. [...]

By |February 28th, 2021|Categories: Migraines / Headaches|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Can Nervous System Issue Affect Migraines and Asthma?

Why 80% of the US Population Suffers from Back Pain

Dealing with low back pain is vital for many people. Imagine waking up to a supposedly fun day only to realize that you can’t move freely because of throbbing or aching pain in your lower back. It can ruin your mood and cause you to miss out on doing things you love. Thankfully, with a bit of help from natural remedies like upper cervical chiropractic, you won’t have to suffer from intense pain. You might even get rid of your symptoms altogether.  But how does it work? What does your neck structure have to do with your pain? How can [...]

Is There A Natural Way to Relieve Fibromyalgia Pain?

The path to finding the cause and the right approach to use in managing fibromyalgia can sometimes come with plenty of hiccups. Although it’s a fairly common condition, affecting 2 to 4 percent of the US population, there are still plenty of gaps in what the medical community knows. Until today, fibromyalgia has no known cause and cure. Additionally, there are no established tests or imaging techniques used to diagnose it. So far, studies and medical professionals identify some of its key symptoms, such as fibromyalgia neck pain, tiredness, fatigue, and muscle stiffness. In the discussion below, we’ll take a [...]

By |December 27th, 2020|Categories: Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Is There A Natural Way to Relieve Fibromyalgia Pain?

Living a Better Life with Meniere’s Disease

In 1861, a French doctor named Prosper Meniere published an article describing a Meniere's disease that made people experience intense dizziness, loss of balance, and ringing in the ears. Meniere was acclaimed for his work to control the spread of cholera during that period. Later in his career, he became the chief doctor for an institution that cared for deaf-mute individuals. His dedication to studying why people lose hearing led him to certain discoveries. Later, he realized that many deaf-mute people under his care had lesions in their inner ear.  After a period of examination, he theorized that internal ear [...]

By |November 22nd, 2020|Categories: Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Living a Better Life with Meniere’s Disease

Painful Jaw Fix: Ways to Relax the TMJ

The jaw joint, also known as the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), does a hell of a job. We owe our ability to chew, yawn, and talk to this joint. Without it, the mandible (lower jaw) and the skull's temporal bone won’t hold together. But just like the rest of our body parts, the TMJ can feel “unwell” and suffer from pain too. When the TMJ becomes worn out due to excessive chewing, injury, arthritis, or bruxism (teeth grinding or clenching), you may struggle to chew your food or even talk. The regular movements you do with your jaw, mouth, and even [...]

By |October 25th, 2020|Categories: TMJ / Jaw Pain|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Painful Jaw Fix: Ways to Relax the TMJ
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