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 Does My Back Hurt So Much?

If you have been complaining of intense back pain, know for a fact that there are many possible reasons behind it. Back pain is a severe problem worldwide, especially among workers. According to statistics, back pain is the number one cause of disability and absenteeism in the workplace. At least one-half of all working Americans report about recurring back pain issues every year.  However, back pain affects people of all ages, from children to senior citizens. Also, it can negatively affect a person’s ability to work well and even hinder a person’s social life. Where Does Back Pain Originate From? [...]

Why Are Most Fibromyalgia Sufferers Female?

Fibromyalgia (FM) is a chronic disorder that inflicts extreme fatigue, widespread pain, and tenderness throughout the body. It causes problems in both men and women, but women are more vulnerable to this condition than men. The National Institutes of Health discovered that about 90% of diagnosed fibromyalgia cases are in women. Many studies attempt to uncover this mystery. Why do women seem to get more affected by FM? Here’s what we know so far. Women often sense more intense pain compared to men. What could be the cause of this? It is one of the many topics that spark the [...]

By |June 28th, 2020|Categories: Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Why Are Most Fibromyalgia Sufferers Female?

Vertigo in the Elderly: Preventing Seniors from Falling

At least one out of four seniors over the age of 65 suffer from falls annually. Falling is a common cause of injury-related deaths for seniors. Take note that falling and getting broken bones from a fall leads to a significant loss of independence for the elderly.  Dizziness is the common cause of their falling. Seniors with vertigo are the most susceptible to fall and suffer injuries and complications from that encounter. It is essential to know that they can avoid these accidents by understanding and treating the source of vertigo.  Balance Disorders, Vertigo, and Dizziness Seniors frequently experience dizziness. [...]

By |May 10th, 2020|Categories: Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Vertigo in the Elderly: Preventing Seniors from Falling

TMJ Pain: Why Focusing On the Neck is the Key for Relief

TMJ stands for the temporomandibular joint. The TMJ is a pair of joints positioned on both sides of the face. It is just in front of the ear, which links the mandible with the temporal bone of the skull. TMJD (temporomandibular joint disorders) refers to conditions that may influence the jaw and cause discomfort, pain, and the failure of normal jaw functions. If the jaw is not able to function correctly, it can hinder your ability to chew, yawn, and speak. As a result, TMJD hinders you from your regular daily routines. According to statistics, up to 12% of people [...]

By |April 26th, 2020|Categories: TMJ / Jaw Pain|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on TMJ Pain: Why Focusing On the Neck is the Key for Relief

Chronic Neck Pain Do’s and Don’ts

The things we do every day are often at the root of neck pain. We are going to look at some things that you can start doing right now to reduce the amount of neck pain that you experience. We will also consider several things to stop doing that could be underlying factors in chronic neck problems. Be sure to read to the end of the article to learn about a natural way to long-term relief of neck issues. Here are the do’s and don’ts of battling stubborn neck pain.  DO Sleep on Your Back or Side  Sleeping on your [...]

By |March 22nd, 2020|Categories: Neck Pain|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Chronic Neck Pain Do’s and Don’ts

The Real Reason Migraines and Neck Pain Go Hand in Hand Revealed!

If you research migraines and neck pain, you will find that the vast majority of migraineurs get neck pain either before or during the attack phase. At the same time, you will rarely receive a reason why. When you do, you will probably find neck pain listed as a migraine trigger. However, a recent study has overturned this fallacy and revealed neck pain for what it truly is: one of the most common migraine symptoms.  Why Researchers Thought Neck Pain Was a Trigger and Not a Symptoms  First, we should look at the reasons for the misconception that neck pain [...]

By |February 23rd, 2020|Categories: Migraines / Headaches|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The Real Reason Migraines and Neck Pain Go Hand in Hand Revealed!

Getting to Root of Sciatica Pain to Find Natural Relief

Sciatica is a common pain condition. It occurs when there is an irritation of the largest nerve in the body – the sciatic nerve. Because this nerve covers such a wide area, the underlying cause of the irritation can vary. Symptoms can also differ from person to person, depending on the degree of compression and the location of the nerve problem. We are going to take a closer look at some of the indicators that a sciatic nerve irritation exists. Then we will consider just a few of the many causes of this type of nerve problem. Finally, we will [...]

By |January 26th, 2020|Categories: Back Pain|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Getting to Root of Sciatica Pain to Find Natural Relief

Addressing the Top Concerns of People Living with Fibromyalgia

When a person receives a diagnosis of fibromyalgia, there can be many uncertainties regarding the future. We are going to take a closer look at some of the top concerns faced by those who are living with fibromyalgia. Hopefully, our article will help you to logically and emotionally handle some of these concerns in a workable manner. Then we will consider a natural way to try and improve the quality of your life despite having a chronic illness.  Concern #1 – “Am I Now a Burden to Others?” Any time a person is afflicted with a chronic ailment, this concern [...]

By |December 22nd, 2019|Categories: Fibromyalgia / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Addressing the Top Concerns of People Living with Fibromyalgia

Vertigo 101: Your Beginner’s Guide to this Common Symptom

Don’t let the fact that vertigo is extremely common fool you. You are certainly not alone if you need more information about this symptom. Whether you are personally experiencing recurring bouts of vertigo or want to learn more about something a loved one is going through, this is the article for you. We’ll help you understand the condition better and provide a recommendation for natural relief.  Vertigo Defined We have to begin by answering the question: What is vertigo? In short, it refers to a false sense that you are moving or that the things around you are moving. Some [...]

By |November 24th, 2019|Categories: Vertigo / Dizziness / Menieres|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Vertigo 101: Your Beginner’s Guide to this Common Symptom

Approaches to Care for TMJ Pain

TMJ pain is one of the most common complaints that a patient can suffer from. However, pain in the jaw is rarely the only symptom of a TMJ condition. You may also be dealing with neck pain, ear pain, numbness and tingling, headaches, and even difficulty sleeping. What are some of the approaches to care that doctors will try? What is the best option for you? Read on to learn more, and pay particular attention to the natural alternative mentioned in our last point.  Traditional Medicine for TMJ Pain  In America, conventional medicine usually refers to things like surgery, injections, [...]

By |October 27th, 2019|Categories: TMJ / Jaw Pain|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Approaches to Care for TMJ Pain
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