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Chiropractic Education

Residents of Dublin, CA – Learning to Care for Neck Pain Naturally

Neck pain and stiffness are a common problem. One may feel as if he would like to improve the mobility of his neck and alleviate some of the stiffness. Let’s discuss a few things that will help accomplish this. Stretching the Muscles of the Neck to Relieve Pain Stretching is a good idea for anyone [...]

By |2017-09-15T16:14:31+00:00March 16th, 2017|Chiropractic Education|Comments Off on Residents of Dublin, CA – Learning to Care for Neck Pain Naturally

How Does An Atlas Adjustment Work?

The first cervical vertebra (C1 or atlas) is named after Atlas, the mythical Titan who held the earth on his shoulders. The atlas in your spine is a small ring of bone, which balances your skull, a round globe like the earth.  Despite the discrepancy in size, as long as the relative positions of C1 [...]

By |2017-08-22T17:42:35+00:00October 2nd, 2014|Chiropractic Education|Comments Off on How Does An Atlas Adjustment Work?

Feeling Balanced?

Today I had the privilege of talking to a patient who told me that she referred a couple of people to my office.  I always appreciate referrals!  She relayed to me a conversation she had with one of them. "Did (NUCCA) get rid of your pain?" asked the friend. "No, I still have some pain. [...]

By |2017-08-22T17:42:35+00:00July 31st, 2014|Chiropractic Education|Comments Off on Feeling Balanced?

Reduce Injuries and Pain

Most people are motivated by pain.  This may be headaches, shoulder pain, low back pain, menstrual cramps, sciatica or many other types of pain.  Upper cervical chiropractic can help reduce the pain that you may be suffering from. What's more? Upper cervical chiropractic can reduce your injuries.  Let's say you decide to work out at [...]

By |2017-08-22T17:42:35+00:00May 22nd, 2014|Alternative Medicine, Chiropractic Education|Comments Off on Reduce Injuries and Pain

High Blood Sugar Responds Dramatically to Diet and Chiropractic

A friend of mine has been on a journey of keeping herself and her family healthy.  She's been an inspiration to me on so many levels.  She homeschools her four kids.  She bakes a lot of things, including keeping a gluten-free and a non-gluten-free diet for members of her family.  She sees a chiropractor and [...]

By |2017-08-22T17:42:35+00:00July 8th, 2013|Alternative Medicine, Andrea Pritchett D.C., Chiropractic Education|Comments Off on High Blood Sugar Responds Dramatically to Diet and Chiropractic

Upper Cervical Adjustments Change Brainstem Function

Do you know someone who has trouble with swallowing, dry mouth, irregular heart rate, sense of taste, memory or emotions? The neurology of the upper cervical spine is remarkable.  The brainstem consists of mesencephalon, pons and medulla.  The medulla contains the intermedius nucleus (InM), which has receptors for head and neck posture.  Changes in head [...]

By |2017-08-22T17:42:36+00:00February 13th, 2013|Alternative Medicine, Chiropractic Education|Comments Off on Upper Cervical Adjustments Change Brainstem Function

Is Your Health Plan Working?

Now that we've arrived at the end of January, it's time to evaluate whether your plans and goals for your health are coming to fruition. Have you begun a new exercise regimen? Have you started eating better? Have you been sick too often? Are you seeing your chiropractor more often than you'd like? I saw [...]

By |2017-08-22T17:42:36+00:00January 31st, 2013|Chiropractic Education, Health Tips|Comments Off on Is Your Health Plan Working?

Fall: Out with the Toxins and Chronic Pain

According to the calendar, fall started a week and a half ago, but the weather thinks it's still summer. Nevertheless, autumn has arrived and with it the leaves on the trees have begun to change color.  Soon the leaves will fall. Sometimes I think about the seasons relating more to our bodies than simply the [...]

By |2017-08-22T17:42:36+00:00October 2nd, 2012|Alternative Medicine, Andrea Pritchett D.C., Chiropractic Education|Comments Off on Fall: Out with the Toxins and Chronic Pain

Stress Can Affect Menopause Symptoms

Here in the United States, menopause is not something that most women look forward to.  However, in other cultures, including the Mayans, it is welcomed with open arms! There is no one answer to why menopause symptoms differ from one culture and one woman to another.  However, there are studies on the chemistry changes during [...]

By |2017-08-22T17:42:36+00:00June 28th, 2012|Alternative Medicine, Chiropractic Education, Health Tips|Comments Off on Stress Can Affect Menopause Symptoms