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What Are The Good Places To Eat?

  Taste Of The Town! We've been going to some of our favorite places and favorite restaurants around here in Spartanburg. We went to a neighboring town yesterday to get some nice Philly cheesesteaks. We're gonna try our favorite burger joints. We're getting our...

How I Got Introduced To Chiropractic

My name is Jeremy Handley and I'm still a student at Sherman College of Chiropractic over in South Carolina. I wanted to tell you a little bit about me. Who I Am My journey started as a chiropractor when I was a sophomore in high school. I injured my back and ended up...

What Gets Us Excited About Chico

What Gets Us Excited About Chico

What's So Great About Chico? I just wanted to let you guys know why me and my wife are excited about moving out to Chico. We went out there back in May and Dr. Shane drove us around, and he showed us a couple of places where you can go hiking. Me and my wife, we love...

Mom Reunited With Daughter After 10 Years Of Pain

The above video shows the power of chiropractic in one of the most meaningful ways possible: allowing two family members to spend time with another after being in pain for so long. Chiropractic does so much more than just help with back pain, shoulder pain and aches;...

No Proof Adjustments Work? Seeing Is Believing!

https://youtu.be/0p4NKBmcNEA One of the things that people have an issue with, sometimes with chiropractic care, is that they wonder if the care is working. How do I know these adjustments are working? In our office, we like to show people how this happens, not just...

Body Heals Itself Naturally

https://youtu.be/UVCOC77VlkY How Healing Happens Broken bones, cuts, scrapes, sunburns -- we've all had them, and I would say most of us have recovered from them just fine. How is that even possible? The body is designed to heal and recover and heal itself. It can...

No Proof Adjustments Work?? Seeing Is Believing!

No Proof Adjustments Work?? Seeing Is Believing!

https://youtu.be/HiQowd1s1Bw Do Adjustments Work? How do we know if our adjustments are actually doing the thing that we want them to do? That's a great question that a lot of our patients have, and I'm excited to answer it. Here at our office, we use something called...

Join Feel Good Chico!

Today, I went to Lake Tahoe, and we did a quick hike up there to Cave Rock. I hope you guys are out there getting to enjoy our amazing Northern California area that we live in. I would love to see what you guys do for fun. I'm looking for some folks to join our...

Helps Calm A Hyperactive Mind & Energizes A Depressed Mind

https://youtu.be/Wc16Z2nUV4A I don't think I'm the only one that feels this way, but I think life's a lot easier when you get what you want out of it, don't you? You're looking good, you're feeling good, you're able to focus on the things that you love and enjoy in...

Giving Back To The Community

https://youtu.be/U5B6OVZsiqk   Right now there are people who need to receive, and there are people who have the ability to give. We're giving them an opportunity and a place for them to do that, and it has been really wonderful. We try to encourage patrons or...

Adjustments Improve Thinking

https://youtu.be/Tb0B_4ci9Fs We all want to work smarter, not harder. But how do we do that? How do we stay sharp and on our game more often than not? Part of that has to do with brain-body communication, which is neurological brain-body communication. That's exactly...

What If It Gets Worse?

What If It Gets Worse?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmnLNoxrN1Q A question many folks have who are struggling with chronic health care issues is, "What if this gets worse?" If you're struggling with a chronic illness, you're more than likely taking medications or going through various...

Strengthens the Immune System

Strengthens the Immune System

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uk3THalLgE Immune system, immune system, immune system. So many people are talking about the immune system these days, and they rightly should be, given COVID and everything that's going on with that. Most people are talking about...

Only 1% of Chiropractors Do This Kind of Work

Only 1% of Chiropractors Do This Kind of Work

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztdJBCq6yJ0 There's only about 1% of chiros across the globe that do the kind of work that we do. One of the things that make us unique is, besides measuring your nervous system function to see if you even need the kind of care that we...

Helps with Migranes

Helps with Migranes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZ7hOB3TUKk Are migraines keeping you from having fun? So, I'm in Vegas with Dr. Shane for a little training, and I got to be honest with you, one of the things I'm thinking about when I'm walking around Vegas are the people who...

What if it gets worse?

What if it gets worse?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CtBZflyM-Ys "What if my symptoms get worse?" If someone's taking an approach to deal with their symptoms and all they're doing are things that are helped designed to just relieve pain or help reduce some inflammation temporarily, then I...

Suicide Bench

Suicide Bench

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPuJ1VjtWwU Always have hope I wanted to share a quick story about this amazing homemade bench that I have sitting in my garage, we call it the Suicide Bench. A patient of mine named Emil came in years ago with a condition called...

Decreases The Effects Of Stress

Decreases The Effects Of Stress

https://youtu.be/qTo6ZH1CYxE Handling Stress Imagine this, you're traveling down the highway going 70 miles an hour, just listening to the radio, nothing special, you happen to look up for a minute and you see a cop barreling down behind you with the lights on. As...

Decreases Inflammation: A Big Cause of Pains

Decreases Inflammation: A Big Cause of Pains

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Azyd1qncgY We've all been hurt before, right? Often when people get injured and inflamed, they will use the RICE method. Rest, ice, compression, and elevation. However, there are times where that's not a practical option. There are...

The Only True Drug-Free Path To Health & Wellness

https://youtu.be/kUxF0TKHE38 Let's talk about what health is not: prescriptions. This is a lot of different ways to manage your symptoms as you slowly get worse in time. Your body doesn't need this stuff. It's a great way to help symptoms go away, but as soon as the...

Decreases the Effects of Stress

https://youtu.be/f5xjdNT74VE There are three kinds of stress that tend to break us down and make us sick. There is emotional stress, chemical stress, and physical stress/traumas. We all face that kind of stress, but what happens is that our bodies, at some point, lose...

Don’t Gamble With Your Health

https://youtu.be/AB2fSX-X6yg Unless you're working with Ocean's Eleven's crew, gambling is a pretty risky endeavor, and the same is true when it comes to gambling with your health. So many people I come across are essentially gambling with their health. They're just...

How Many Prescriptions Are Enough?

https://youtu.be/g2P6tpMkZ3A Are you tired of prescriptions? Numbers say that, last year, there was enough prescriptions written in this country for every man, woman and child to have thirteen prescriptions written to them. I have a family of five, and we took none,...

Chiropractic Improves Sleep

https://youtu.be/TccLH-vntBQ Getting a good night's rest is probably one of the most important things that someone can do for their health. Not be able to sleep well wrecks everything": immune system function, mental clarity, energy levels, concentration, the whole...

Body Heals Itself Naturally

https://youtu.be/sL1GDlpbjLM Broken bones, cuts, scrapes, and sunburns -- we've all had them, and I would say most of us have recovered from them just fine. How is that even possible? The body is designed to heal and recover and heal itself and restore its own...

Chiropractors Only Know About The Spine?

https://youtu.be/NBY6CGqyF4E "Hey Dr. Drew, I know you, as a chiropractor, don't know anything else about the body besides the back, so you think you can help me out with this?" This is something that I hear all the time -- chiropractors are just back doctors, and we...

Helps Calm A Hyperactive Mind & Energize A Depressed Mind

https://youtu.be/6_2twQfJpDg Having an overactive, or maybe a depressed mind, certainly isn't the most common reason somebody would want to choose to work with a chiropractor, but believe it or not, a body's structure and alignment very much can affect the body's...

Chronic Aches & Pains

https://youtu.be/ezFCTo0aa3U Neck pain, back pain, and hip pain all make it nearly impossible to travel -- at least to travel enjoyably. I'm in Vegas right now, and it makes me think some of the people in my hometown who can't go places they enjoy or can't go places...

Strengthens The Immune System

https://youtu.be/K_SmFfiro94   We're coming up on fall, so I have some news for you -- there is no cold or flu season. They're here all year around. It gets colder in fall. We get a little busier with friends and family and in-laws (heck, maybe outlaws; I don't...

Body Heals Itself Naturally

https://youtu.be/Nw6S6t_c6xM I got five quick questions for you. If you can answer number five, you might know the secret to life. Questions one, two, and three: you ever had a busted bone? Ever had a bruise? Ever had a cut? Odds are, you have -- most of us don't make...

Improves A Person’s Mood

https://youtu.be/GwmrTuZW7ZQ Sometimes people come in as a couple, husband and wife or what have you. As a joke, the husband or the wife might ask, "Hey, can you do like an attitude adjustment?" They've kind of been depressed or little bit angry lately, and I know...

Decreases Inflammation, A Big Cause Of Pains

https://youtu.be/U73tpNNmI5g   I'm going to see if I can impress everyone out there some information that's incredible. If somebody out there stubs their toe or sprains or ankle or get stung by a bee, that's what acute inflammation looks like. The joint gets hot...

Share Your Experiences With Us!

This is the little dam where the Flume trails start up here in Paradise. This dam diverts water, and then the flume is running down. I don't know if it's operational at the moment, but that's one of the power sources up here. If you are out there looking for a fun...

Feel Good, Chico!

We Need You! Hello Chico! I need your help to make everyone's day a little better. We have a new Facebook group called Feel Good, Chico where we share a little of what makes us feel good. We already have a couple hundred and we hope to bring even more people together...

Let’s Support Each Other — Join Us On FB!

I'm at my chicken coop, and it's one of those things that fresh eggs and happy hens make me feel happy. We've got a cool Facebook group that I would love to invite you to its called Feel Good Chico. We've got a couple hundred people in there right now, and we just...

No Adjustments?

Would it be weird if I said that I was a chiropractor, and I'm looking for ways to not adjust our patients? Because that's exactly what we do here at our office. See, our goal here at the Specific is not to get you in here and see you a million times, but it's...

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...

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