This month I’ve had two bouts of sharp neck and shoulder pain.  Both of them occurred after I lost my NUCCA adjustment.  I don’t usually have too much pain when I’m out of alignment, but this helped to remind me of what I was like before chiropractic care.

People need NUCCA! I sure do!  I’m so grateful for my NUCCA chiropractor.  I don’t know what I’d do without knowing how to get relief.  I had sharp pain into my trapezius and between my shoulder blades and into my neck.  It was worse with any type of movement and it completely kept me from enjoying my life the way I usually do.  It affected my physical body, but also my mood.

The interesting thing about my pain this week is that I also had two patients come in this week with almost identical pain as me and I was able to help them, too.  It’s a wonderful reminder to me of how cyclical the world is.  My chiropractor adjusted me and I was able to adjust my patients to get them functioning and feeling better. I wonder what they’ll be able to do now that their bodies are working optimally and they can think clearly again…

I love my job!  If you know of anyone with shoulder and neck pain, send them my way.  Together we can do amazing things.


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Dr. Andrea Pritchett of Vital Life Wellness Center in Dublin, California is an Dublin Chiropractor and Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). Her upper cervical clinic also serves Pleasanton, Livermore, San Ramon and Danville. She is uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including children’s conditions such as ear infections, colic and scoliosis and problems that adults face including migraines and other headaches, fibromyalgia, sciatica, neck and back pain, and more. More information can be found on our website at