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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Biofeedback Headphones and Other Methods for Vertigo Relief

Millions of Americans get affected by vertigo. It brings a false sensation that the world is spinning around you, even when you're not moving, lying down, or sitting still. Apart from the dizzy spells and spinning sensations, you may experience nausea, vomiting, and trouble walking or keeping your balance.  The duration of vertigo episodes varies, some may last for a short time, or they can come and go for days or weeks. However long it lasts, vertigo makes sticking to your daily activities difficult—and even dangerous with the risk of losing balance and falling. Because of the inconvenience and debilitating [...]

By |November 13th, 2022|Categories: Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Biofeedback Headphones and Other Methods for Vertigo Relief

What To Do When Your Child Has TMJ Pain?

Watching a kid struggle with TMJ pain can be a horrible experience, especially if you're a parent. That's why it's essential it is to find a solution that works well and can help provide lasting relief to the young patient. Let's help you understand how your child can potentially enjoy significant TMJ pain relief in our discussion.   What is TMJ? The temporomandibular joint is the most complex joint in the human body. It consists of two bones—the upper and lower jaw—connected by a fibrous disc and surrounded by muscles that help move it. The TMJ is a hinge joint, [...]

By |October 23rd, 2022|Categories: TMJ / Jaw Pain|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on What To Do When Your Child Has TMJ Pain?

What to Do When You Have Neck Pain After Working Out

Exercising is a natural way to keep your body pain-free and healthy. That’s why many healthcare professionals strongly recommend adding a regular workout routine to one’s weekly schedule. However, when you over-exert yourself or perform the exercises the wrong way, you risk developing problems like stress neck pain. Thankfully, there are many ways to combat pain and ensure that it never bothers you again.   Physical Stress from Your Workout and Neck Pain Stress is a broad term that encompasses various aspects of your life. While you often hear people associate it with mental and psychological concerns, sometimes it results [...]

By |September 25th, 2022|Categories: Neck Pain|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on What to Do When You Have Neck Pain After Working Out

Major Factors that Trigger Headaches and Migraines

Migraine is one of the most widespread medical conditions in the United States. An estimated 50 million Americans suffer from headaches, which include migraine and tension-type headaches. Migraine headaches can be painful, disabling, and even debilitating. Before we jump to migraine remedies, let’s first understand the major contributing factors influencing a person’s risk of getting this daunting condition.   Quick Information on Migraine Migraine is a neurological health condition that causes severe headaches, nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound. It affects more than 12% of the world's population. This kind of headache starts off as episodic but progresses [...]

By |August 28th, 2022|Categories: Migraines / Headaches|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Major Factors that Trigger Headaches and Migraines

Environmental Sensitivity and Other Signs of Fibromyalgia

Feeling tired all day, even after getting enough shut-eye, isn't the only indicator of fibromyalgia (FM). In fact, healthcare professionals like rheumatologists and fibromyalgia chiropractic doctors notice several recurring indications such as environmental sensitivity. Let's help you get acquainted with these critical signs and symptoms of fibromyalgia so you can cope better.  #1. Environmental sensitivity One of the biggest challenges that fibromyalgia causes are over-sensitivity to various environmental triggers. Sometimes, even a faint smell of cigarette smoke or a newly painted wall can trigger unpleasant effects on a patient. Bright and flashing lights, as well as loud sounds, can also [...]

By |July 24th, 2022|Categories: Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Environmental Sensitivity and Other Signs of Fibromyalgia

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 [...]

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