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Every Day Is A Gift

"Every day is a gift, don't forget it." I have this tattooed on my body. This got me through with the long day at the office. I spend most of my time helping people that could have been helped a long time ago if they just had a different version of the story. It's...

Top 6 Myths About Chiropractic

Over the 14 years I've been in practice, I've heard of a few misconceptions and some myths. I would like to set to rest and help clarify anything that you guys don't know about chiropractic. These are the top six I've heard over the years, and why they're absolutely...

Your Health Is More Important Than Ever!

https://youtu.be/AF0Foe6__ds We are on a mission to help people in Chico get healthy, because your health is more important now than ever. It's not about just managing symptoms day to day, artificially and temporarily, but actually getting your health back on track so...

Improving the Functions of the Nervous Systems

Ever seen someone so nervous their hands are shaking or  they feel like they're going to throw up. Those are just two effects. The body goes through when the nervous system's under a ton of stress and that's just the beginning of it. Which is why we spend so much time...

Improve Energy, Aging, and Mood

Some people look way younger than they really are or some people who look way older than they actually are. Our skin, our energy levels, even our mood is affected by our stress levels. So if somebody could find a way to live life with less aches and pains, eat a...

How To Improve Performance and Productivity

The idea is to work smarter, not harder, right? And here in Chico, we have loads of high-performing people, but we all get slowed down from time to time.  How is it that we can all think bigger,  better, and more clearly often? My name is Doctor Jason, I'm with THE...

Why I Decided To Open An Office In Chico – Dr. Jason

Sometimes I get asked why you chose Chico to work when people find out I'm from Seattle. This morning after I left my house, I was able to drop my kids off at school and make it to the office on time, maybe 15, 20 minutes. This afternoon, I was able to leave the...

Is Chiropractic Care Good for You?

You've heard about chiropractic care that once you go, you have to go for life, right? Well, it's not true. Let me phrase it to you in another way. How many times do you have to eat vegetables and fruits to maintain your health? Or change the oil in your car, or take...

The First Time I went To The Chiropractor – Dr. Shane

My first time with a chiropractor was not even for me. It was for my then-girlfriend now wife. We went to this chiropractor because we were seeking help for her migraines. She had tremendous migraines, they were debilitating. She'd be down for four days and it was...

Myth: You have to go to the chiropractor forever.

Once you start chiropractic care, you have to go forever, right? I'm here to tell you that is not true. Let me ask you this: how many times do you have to brush your teeth before you're done brushing your teeth? If you want to go to the gym, how many times do you go...

6 Most Common Myths of Chiropractic Care

It's a pretty safe bet that most people want to live a healthy, happy, long life. Most people probably want to take very few drugs and only have to experience a few surgeries - things like that. Some people out there using chiropractic care would achieve that. But a...

The First Time I Went To A Chiropractor – Dr. Jason

The first time I went to a chiropractor I was 18. I just come off some of my best months of cycling and part of cycling is that you crash and get hurt, so then you ended up in the offices of massage therapists and chiropractors eventually. I was referred to one by a...

How to Choose a Chiropractor

How do you know how to pick a good chiropractor? Most people don't know there are different types of chiropractors, just like there are different types of medical doctors. And it's not always obvious based on the website or the first phone call. If you're looking for...

If You Want a Job Done, You’ve Got To Hire an Expert

When I was 17 years old, I wanted to get a tattoo so bad that I kind of short-changed myself. I found somebody who wasn't very good at what they did. And I paid the price. It was bloody, it's still scarred, it's big and it's not the color that I even wanted. So what...

What is a Good Chiropractor?

How do you pick a good chiropractor? There are so many kinds out there. You've probably had a friend or a relative tell you a story or two about their chiropractor, but how do you know which one is best for you? Let me give you some recommendations.  The first thing...

When We Think about Health

Imagine that most people, when they think about being healthy, they think about being fit and how they look in the mirror and their muscles. But to be honest, with you being healthy is not just about how to fit you are. It's about your quality of life and whether or...

Is Chiropractic adjustment painful?

I can't tell you over the years, how many people have been coming into the door wanting to become patients. I asked them how long they've been thinking about it, and they said it's been a while. Part of the reason is that they were scared. They thought that...

Do Adjustments Hurt?

When someone comes in for the first time and they usually come in pain. They're wondering if the adjustments also going to hurt. The answer is no. Adjustments when done right with the right place at the right time feel quite good actually and are relieving of your...

Don’t wait for Absolute Pain

I got to talk to you about something that drives me absolutely bonkers. It's people who wait until they're an absolute pain before they decide to try to take care of themselves. It makes absolutely no sense to me whatsoever. And I don't understand it. I'm here to try...

Do Chiropractors Only Help With Back Pain?

Some of my patients think I look like Mister Rogers when I wear my favorite outfit, and since I'm wearing it today, I'd like to have a little storytime and talk about neck and back pain, and how chiropractors are really not neck and back pain doctors. A lot of people...

How to Boost Your Athletic Performance

Wondering how to boost your athletic performance? I'm not even sure if most of my patients know this, but the whole reason I became a chiropractor was I used to be an athlete. I used to be an elite bike racer racing across the country. I used chiropractic care, not...

Top Athletes have Chiropractors

Did you know that some of the world's top athletes all have chiropractors? Whether they're an Olympic gold medalist, they're in the NBA, the NFL, the MLB any top-performing athletic team has chiropractors on staff. And do you know why that is? It's because athletes...

Why Do I Struggle to Sleep at Night?

Do you struggle with getting a good night's sleep? Do you find yourself asking, "Why do I struggle to sleep at night, every night?" Do you ever have that sensation that your brain just will not stop thinking or like you could fall asleep and then you have to get up,...

Is Chiropractic adjustment painful?

Is Chiropractic adjustment painful?

Doctor Shane here at The Specific Chiropractic Centers. I can't tell you how many times over the years patients have come in and started care at our office and it has taken them weeks, sometimes months to even come in. When I ask them their reason for delaying is...

Two camps not to be in

  When it comes to chiropractic care, there are two camps you don't want to be in. You don't want to be in the camp where you're so afraid to go, because you're afraid the adjustment's going to hurt. That's actually not true. When done at the right time or in the...

Nonpatient Thank You Letter

"What they need is a doctor who was able to identify and fix the actual problem. So when after the mailbox, a couple of days ago and found this, thank you card in it. And it wasn't from a patient that I'm currently seeing. It was from somebody who I'd never seen,...

Why I See Migraine Cases

Why I See Migraine Cases

  It was around two or three years in a practice that I had my first child when my family started to grow. And right then, I knew how important my weekends were becoming, how important my evening time with the family was becoming and I also notice a shift in my...

How to improve sleep?

How to improve sleep?

  Eye masks, special pillows, special mattresses, white noise machines, essential oils, over-the-counter medications, prescription medications, apnea machines. People spend a lot of time, energy trying to find better ways to sleep because not getting sleep can...

Chronic back pain? Then look closely here…

It seems like everyone has back pain from time to time and for most people the pain and tightness are gone within a few days and then life gets back to normal. Then there are some people in which back pain is a daily struggle and no matter what they do to...

Sleeping With My Chiropractor…

Better... sleeping better with my chiropractor’s help that is! Having trouble getting a good night’s sleep is a big problem in our country. A recent consumer report survey revealed that 68% of Americans admit to having trouble getting a good night’s sleep at least...

Can Sciatica Be Related To A Neck Problem?

Low back pain is bad enough all by itself, but sciatica is more than just low back pain - it’s when the sciatic nerve that comes out of the lower part of the spine gets pinched, compressed, or irritated somewhere along the course of its travels from the back down to...

Is Trigeminal Neuralgia Related To The Neck?

It’s been called “the suicide disease”. The intense electrical shock type pain that can be brought on by the slightest of breezes, or just spontaneously, is enough to drive some people to take their own lives. It’s one of the worst pains a human can experience. Of the...

Atrial Fibrillation and Upper Cervical Chiropractic

You know that beating heart in your chest? Well... it doesn’t beat all by itself. Your heart is told how to beat by your central nervous system and problems like atrial fibrillation can be a nervous system issue, not just a heart condition. Which is why some people...

We Can’t Feel It – So We X-ray It

“My other chiropractor didn’t use x-rays, why are you?” It’s true, the vast majority of chiropractors don’t need x-rays to help their patients get some relief from a little back pain or neck pain. But in certain situations x-rays are a must if the patient is going to...

Bladder Control & Chiropractic – What’s The Connection?

“I don’t know what to tell you Doc, but I’ve noticed that after that last adjustment I’ve been able to hold it longer and I don’t feel like I have pee every 15 minutes!” Very few people would consider chiropractic care for bladder issues, but they might want to...

Can Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care Treat Depression?

In 2020 there was a study that showed promising results for people with depression. This study followed 104 people that were patients of a certain type of chiropractic care - upper cervical chiropractic. The study lasted 6 weeks and each participant filled out the...

Stress: How it wrecks your immune system (and how to fix it)

In one sentence here’s the deal when it comes to stress and how it affects your immune system. Stress wrecks your immune system.  And here’s the kicker… you can’t avoid stress completely so you need to learn how to deal with it in a way that doesn’t wreck your immune...

Breathing Better is a Side-Effect of Chiropractic Care.

You might not expect it, but being able to breathe easier is the most common “side-effect” of chiropractic care. Neck aches and back aches are what most people think about when it comes to chiropractic care, but according to the research people with breathing problems...

Can Neck Pain Be a Sign of Something Serious?

Yes, neck pain can be a sign of something serious like cancer, multiple sclerosis, or neuropathy,  but it’s rare. Most of the time neck pain is just that… neck pain. If you give it a bit of time, work on a few neck exercises and stretches, and reduce the inflammation...

How to Relieve Neck Pain at Home

,The best way to relieve neck pain at home is to live with a chiropractor, massage therapist, or physical therapist (LOL)… but if your spouse or roommates have chosen a different career path, then you’re going to need to figure this out yourself. But don’t worry, as...

What’s The Best Way To Sleep To Prevent Neck Pain?

“I must have slept wrong” or “I must have slept funny.” Those are some of the most common things people say to physical therapists, massage therapists, and chiropractors when they tell them how their neck pain or neck stiffness started. But can sleeping in certain...

What Is Better For Neck Pain – Heating Pad or Cold Pack?

When it comes to neck pain you shouldn’t use ice or heat until you’ve taken a minute to answer a few simple questions because if you pick the wrong one it can make the neck pain worse… and nobody wants that! Ice or Heat?   Is this just another flare-up of the...

Riboflavin for Migraines

B vitamins have been recommended by doctors and medical professionals for years to help with all sorts of stuff like… low energy, memory problems, neuropathy, and cardiovascular disease. Just about every store that sells vitamins and just about every company that...

Using salt for instant migraine relief?

Has the migraine relief you’ve been looking for been hiding in plain sight on your kitchen table all this time? There’s a growing number of people who swear that by eating salt they can stop a migraine within minutes and that if they eat more salt on a daily basis...

Magnesium for migraines. Really?

Here’s what the latest medical research knows about migraines… (we’ll get to magnesium and how it might help with migraines in just a sec)...     The easy to say version:  A migraine is an inherited and complex brain problem with no known cure. ...

What’s my Autonomic Nervous System and Why Should I Care?

If you’re lucky you’ll learn a little bit about your autonomic nervous system in high school then  never think about it again. If you’re an adult trying to find more information about it then chances are something is wrong with your body (or a loved one’s)...

Supplements are a Waste of Your Money (and We Sell Them).

Those vitamins and supplements on your kitchen counter… are they working?  Are they worth the money you spend on them every month? If someone where to swap them out for a fake look-alike version, do you think you would notice? Even though nutritional...

What the Heck is Upper Cervical Chiropractic?!

You’ve probably heard of chiropractic care, but you might not have heard of upper cervical specific chiropractic care. General chiropractic care focuses on, well… general parts and problems in the spine and body.  Where upper cervical chiropractic is a...

Your Posture Sucks and STOP Blaming Your Desk Job.

When you look at pictures of yourself, what do you notice? Your head creeping out in front of your body. Your upper back and shoulders rounded out. One shoulder higher than the other. Your head slightly tilted to one side. Don’t blame your desk job, that’s not the...

“You are What you Eat”… is a Big, Fat Lie.

We’ve all heard that saying “you are what you eat”. Search for that on Pinterest and you’ll be there for hours looking at all the inspiring and well meaning quotes, but they’re all wrong. Heck, there’s even been books and documentaries with the “you are...

Migraine Relief | Top Tips for Migraine Relief

Migraines can be stubborn and the symptoms aren’t easy to deal with, but are there any tips or tricks that can help? Yes, but the only way to know if any of them are going to help you is to give them a try - one at a time. The following tips are divided into two...

Back Injury | You’ve Thrown Out Your Back… What Do You Do?

When someone hurts their back we often say they’ve “thrown their back out”. If you’ve ever thrown your back out you know just how miserable the experience can be. Most people are stuck on the floor or in bed with pain and muscle spasms for a few hours or even a few...

Can Chiropractors help with TMJ Pain?

You may have heard about people with chronic TMJ pain or jaw clicking getting relief after a chiropractic adjustment on their spine and you might be wondering how that’s possible since the jaw isn’t attached to the spine. Well… it’s true and it happens frequently in...

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