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

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?

Why You Have Headache, Neck Pain, and Nausea All at Once

A headache can completely ruin your day. When you have it, it's really tough to get through the day and not feel terrible about yourself. Sometimes neck pain and nausea come with headaches too, which makes them even more challenging to handle! There are a couple of conditions that can cause headache, neck pain, and nausea to exist at the same time. For doctors to develop a solid care plan, it is vital to give you an accurate diagnosis. Take a look at the most common conditions that trigger headache, neck pain and nausea.    Conditions that Can Cause Headache, [...]

By |August 22nd, 2021|Categories: Migraines / Headaches|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Why You Have Headache, Neck Pain, and Nausea All at Once

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
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