Work Without STRESS?

Work Without Stress?

Stress is tough on all of us here in the greater San Diego area – despite such great weather.   When you learn to reduce your work stress, your overall stress decreases as well!

We spend most of our waking hours doing this thing we call “work” so that we can provide for our families.

Unfortunately, for far too many people, work produces a great deal of stress, which carries over to their home life, social life and all the other activities of everyday living.

We end up dreading getting out of bed in the morning. Then we dread our commute, our work environment, our interactions with bosses and co-workers, the very job we do, and then our commute back home.

No wonder so many people are tired, depressed and stressed out!

There are certain ways to de-stress your work environment. For example, you can:

Make a “To-Do” list at the end of every day, for the next day – Then you will be ready when you get to work the next day, and you’ll know exactly what you have to do. Prioritize the list so you know what to do first.

 Make sure you have all the details of any assignment and the ability to get it done – You can’t do a job when you lack the skills, resources, knowledge or tools to get it done. Clarify and confirm with your supervisor what you are expected to do.

If you are in a management position, learn how to delegate – One of the biggest problems managers face is the inability to delegate. Many feel there is no one who can do the job as well as they can and it would take too long to teach them anyway. It may take an hour to explain to a subordinate how to perform a particular task, but once they learn it, they own it! Result: Less stress!

Take a break – Take a walk, run an errand, eat something, visit the water cooler, or talk to a co-worker. No one can work 24/7 without a break. Taking breaks actually increases productivity and relaxes you.

Leave your job where it belongs, at the office – If you need to catch up some work at home, spend time with the family, eat dinner, play with the kids, help with homework and bedtime routines first. Pick up your work after you’ve made your family the priority they deserve.

Everyone’s work is becoming increasingly stressful, especially as technology continues to advance. If you want to stay healthy, you find ways to de-stress. Remember the importance of exercise, proper nutrition, sufficient sleep and routine chiropractic care to keep your body and mind well tuned and functioning at peak capacity!


Is Your ‘Neck Pain’ Really Serious?

Is Your ‘Neck Pain’ Serious?

   When is a pain in the neck more than just a pain in the neck?

When is it the sign that something more serious may be involved?

   Typically, neck pain is caused by a muscle strain, and one side of the neck may experience more pain more than the other. But when neck pain is accompanied by other symptoms, it may be cause for concern.

For example, neck pain with vomiting and a stiff neck may indicate meningitis. If you cannot touch your chin to your chest and experience drowsiness, confusion and/or sensitivity to bright lights – call a medical doctor right away.

Neck pain with weakness in the arms and tingling in the fingers may indicate a herniated disc, which is pressure on a nerve root due to a narrowing of the spinal cord canal. Call my office immediately, we can help you here at Richter Chiropractic.

Neck pain and trouble moving your head without pain? This could signal fibromyalgia, a condition that causes pain in your muscles, joints, ligaments and tendons. It could also be a symptom of rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disorder that affects your joints, particularly those in your feet, knees and hands.

Neck pain after a traffic accident is usually referred to as “whiplash,” because the neck, when you are in a car that is hit, tends to snap suddenly forward and then backward, causing what is known as cervical acceleration/deceleration (CAD) trauma or syndrome. Again call my office in El Cajon immediately following an accident, no matter how minor.

Most people experience neck pain at some time in their lives. I’ve received training that helps me to locate the causes of your neck pain, restoring normal mobility in your neck and other affected body parts.

In addition, I’ll determine whether you have a relatively minor issue, or whether you require a more intense treatment plan. Please advise us regarding any neck pain you are experiencing, whether or not the pain is severe. Your pain may start out SMALL, but it can get really bad, and this usually happens late at night or on the weekends, so CALL ME NOW if you have pain or some of the symptoms I mentioned.

After you call, I’ll examine you thoroughly. I try to restore normal feeling and function in your neck and other affected body parts as quickly as possible. Continued care will help ensure that the muscles and joints in your neck and back remain in optimal working condition to keep you living life to your fullest potential, without restriction. Pain is something that you never want to cover up before you find out what’s causing it.

Disc lesions are serious. If you have neck pain or any other types of pain, call my office now. Chiropractors are experts at being able to distinguish different types of neck problems, so make that call or give this to a friend that needs assistance. We are here in east county San Diego for one thing: To help you.

So Call Today! 619-670-7500

Are Your Organs Diseased?

Medical Study PROVES:

“Nerve Pressure LEADS To DISEASED ORGANS!!!”

 This is something that everyone here in the greater San Diego area will want to read.

If you have any children, grandchildren, or even just friends, you need to read this.   This is a factual study that explains in simple terms – why your spinal care at this office in El Cajon is so important.

At the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine, Dr. Henry Windsor, an M.D. on autopsy of over 150 people demonstrated that diseased organs were the result of spinal nerve pressure in over 95% of diseased organs located. This included the heart, lungs, kidneys, intestines, etc. Dr. Windsor proved by tracing the nerves from the diseased organs he located on autopsy back to the spine and found that spinal stress areas (spinal bones out of place pinching nerves) were present 95% of the time.

What this means is this. If you have any nerve pressure in your spine, anywhere, whatever organ those nerves innervate or connect to – will become diseased if left unchecked. Get checked today here at Richter Chiropractic in El Cajon.

Nerve pressure is slight in most cases, but that slight pressure reduces the efficiency of that impinged/pinched nerve by 60%, and that is with just the weight of a quarter. If you’re not getting your spine checked regularly, and working at restoring motion in your spine, having your adjustments regularly, you’re asking for major trouble.


Chiropractic and Polio?

Dr. Richter, a chiropractor in east county San Diego, wants to share a true story with you.

In the early 1950s, Winifred Gardella was a poster child for the March of Dimes. Her picture was published in the newspapers to raise huge sums of money for the March of Dimes inSan Francisco. Nationally, her image raised millions of dollars to help fight the dreaded crippler, POLIO. Her sad, innocent face and her tiny body supported on crutches and leg braces, made many Americans reach into their pockets to donate.

But the March of Dimes couldn’t help Winifred. After two and a half years, under their doctor’s expert care, her parents were told: “There is no hope.”

Despite this dire prediction, her grandparents were determined to find a cure.

They were not about to accept the opinion of so-called “medical experts.” They decided to choose their own health care approach and took Winifred to Dr. Lewis Robertson, a chiropractor.

In less than six months of having her nerve interference corrected under Dr. Robertson’s care, Winifred Gardella threw away her crutches and braces and went for a walk with her chiropractor.

She’s been walking ever since!

Wow. Chiropractic works!! Let’s get those you know who are sick and suffering a chance to get well.

Have them call Mary right now and set an appointment for FREE consultation and exam with Dr. Mace to see if we can help. Thank you.

Do You Need To Balance Your PH!

“PH Definitely Affects Your Life And Disease.”

Anything living depends on a certain environment in order to not only survive, but to grow and thrive.  We see this all over El Cajon and the greater San Diego area.  One of the most important factors that impacts environment is pH… the balance between acid elements and alkaline elements.

Plants need the soil that they live in to have an optimal pH. If the pH is off a little bit, growth will not be optimal. If it’s off by a lot, the plant will literally DIE.  Fish too!  The water that fish swim around in must be properly pH balanced and regulated in order for life to happen. Too much acid throws off balance and destroys life.

As a matter of fact, EVERYTHING in life…MUST have a properly pH balanced environment in the inside AND the outside of it – ‘in order to live’.

Inner balance…pH balance…will create the outer balance you desire.

In terms of your body, the optimal pH for your blood and fluids that make up over 70% of your body weight is roughly 7.37. That means a pH that’s slightly alkaline.

Research shows a direct correlation between excess acidity and obesity, diabetes, arthritis, acid reflux, cholitis, IBS, fibromyalgia, fatigue, and on and on.

So, the first question you might have is…”OK, how do I know what the pH of my body is?” The answer is simple… Test. Come to the office so we can test Your pH!  Just give us a call to make an appointment.  Richter Chiropractic can help you balance the Ph in your body.

I can’t emphasize this enough… the regulation of your pH is as important to your health as the regulation of temperature is. If you had a fever of 101 and your body is out of its REQUIRED temperature range of 98 – 99 degrees, you’d go take care of THAT before you worried about losing those extra pounds…right?  pH is no different. If you’re too acidic, NOTHING in your body is going to work right…So, get your pH checked now!

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in l Cajon refers to a variety of symptoms, including numbness, tingling and pain in the hand, wrist and arm and associated weekness or wasting away your hand muscles that are supplied by your median nerve.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when tendons inyour wrist become inflamed after being aggravated.

A tunnel of bones and ligaments inyour writs narrows, pinching your nerves that reach your fingers and the muscle at the base of your thumb.

We’ve seen many such patients here at Richter Chiropractic.  Often, when there is a misalignment of one or more of your spinal bones in the neck, the brain is not able to send a strong, steady nerve current to your arm and hand.

This imperfect nerve flow can cause an inflammation or swelling of your median nerve, which is easily irritated within your wrist by repetitive movement.

The result is the numbness, tingling pain, and weekness associated with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

While there is little agreement in the medical community in El Cajon as well as worldwide about the causes, there is a possibility that we can help.  Chiropractic care could be the help you need.

We Need To Evaluate Your Pain

Through gentle chiropractic manipulation, we at Richter Chiropractic in El Cajon can realign the spinal bones in your neck, relieving the pressure on your affected nerves, allowing strong nerve current to flow from your brain to the affected area.

This is the best way to take care of pain associated with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.  Some people in El Cajon do not have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, but a pinched nerve.  Why go through surgery if it’s not necessary?  Call Barbara today to make your appointment to be checked!



We here at Richter Chiropractic in El Cajon  are a wealth of knowledge!  Just read on …
  • Believe it or not, your stomach has to produce a new layer of mucus every two weeks; otherwise it will digest itself.
  • 40% of McDonald’s profits come from the sale of “Happy Meals”.  This affects so many of us here in El Cajon!
  • Every person has a unique and different fingerprint.   But did you know that every person also has a unique tongue print?  Is it a wonder that everyone adjusts differently to a chiropractic adjustment?
  • Chocolate kills dogs.  True.  Chocolate effects a dog’s heart and nervous system, and a few ounces is enough to kill a small sized dog.
  • Just for you women, most lipsticks contain fish scales.  Wow!
  • Bubble gum contains rubber.  I wouldn’t swallow it if I were you.
  • If you are trying to lose wight, read this one.  Celery has negative calories!  It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it to begin with.


I sincerely hope that through the material in these blogs, our readers in El Cajon, Jamul, Rancho San Diego and surrounding areas in east county are re-energized by a heightened understanding of how chiropractic care can make a meaningful difference in your lives.


New MASSAGE therapist in El Cajon!

Richter Chiropractic is excited to welcome a new massage therapist to our office in El Cajon!  Massage therapy addresses a variety of health conditions, the most prevalent being stress-related tension which experts believe accounts for 80%-90% of disease.

Massage has been proven beneficial in treating a variety of ailments including;

  • cancer-related fatigue                                      *sleep disorders
  • high blood pressure                                          *diabetes
  • neck and back pain                                           *immunity suppression
  • spinal cord injury                                               *autism
  • post-operative surgery                                      *age-related disorders
  • infertility                                                             *eating disorders
  • smoking cessation                                             *depression


Massage has many physiological effects and works well with chiropractic care:

  • increased circulation to all areas of the body which means that more oxygen goes to the tissues, enabling them to function more efficiently
  • Removal of toxins and waste products that build up in the tissues
  • Reduction in recovery time from certain injuries
  • Softening of the connective tissue that permeates the body occurs resulting in more relaxed muscles and more efficient organ function
  • Breaking of the pain-tension cycle which helps prevent muscle strains and aches.
  • Massage increases your flexibility and joint mobility
  • Better muscular balance throughout the body, resulting in effective support for other healing modalities, such as chiropractic and osteopathic manipulation.


Come visit us in El Cajon!  Our chiropractic office helps people from Rancho San Diego, La Mesa, Jamul, Spring Valley, Santee, Lakeside, Alpine, Lemon Grove and so many more!