Archive for October 2016

11/1: Dr. Ratkovic speaks at Upland High School


Throughout the year, Euclid Chiropractic is invited speak in our surrounding community to promote health.

Today, Dr. Ratkovic speaks to Upland High School Students whom have an emphasis in the health sciences.

Our goal is to prepare the students with the necessary attitude and characteristics to withstand the rigor of schooling required to become a healthcare professional.

This video explains the Chiropractic profession:

What is Chiropractic?

Difference of the Medical Model and Holistic Model:

Medical vs. Holistic

Go to this post to watch the specific videos that help these students:

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Maxwell: Re-enlisting as an Army Ranger

img_3609Maxwell is re-enlisting as an Army Ranger.  We appreciate your dedication to protect our country.

Now that Maxwell’s back pain has resolved through Chiropractic, he has been able to return to extreme physical training to re-enlist.

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How to find a SAFE Chiropractor

SAFE Chiropractic treatment by

  1. An thorough exam (including past history of trauma), pertinent past medical history.

  2. X-rays of concerned location and possible location of cause.

  3. X-ray analysis to look for bone fractions, arthritis, tumors, dislocations.

  4. Conservative Chiropractic treatment that monitors signs of non-improvement or worsening of symptoms.

  5. If no improvement added imaging (MRI, CT) and a consult with other specialist is scheduled.

Chiropractic being a safe treatment for nerve, joint and muscle health has been published.  Here are 4 links to articles and their references:

Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Chiropractic Care and Cervical Artery Dissection

Risk of Vertebrobasilar Stroke and Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care and the risk of vertebrobasilar stroke

Vertebrobasilar Artery (VBA) Stroke and Neck Manipulation: Key Messages

And references in the last article:

  1. The risk associated with neck manipulation and vertebral artery dissection/stroke is about 1 in 5.85 million adjustments – that’s far less than 1 in 1 million1.

  2. Compare that to…Overall risk of death from spine surgery:1,800 per 1million

  3. Risk of serious side effects/death from cervical spine (neck) surgery:500 per 1million

  4. Risk of death from combined use of NSAIDS/aspirin:153 per 1million

  5. Risk of death from prescription opioid pain medications:53.6 per 1million

  6. Risk of death from aspirin:25 per 1million

Everyone is at a unique state of health.

Enjoy a Complimentary consultation from these specialists and recover from nerve, spine, and muscle pain.

Enjoy Health from the Inside Out

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“How to Bring Community Awareness to Your Business.”


What makes me qualified to talk about this?

Our office has increased our patient load (new patients and office visits) by 50% in 6 months.



Through videos, testimonial videos, images, articles.

Upload to YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, and link to our blog and website.

Bonus: pay for a weekly Facebook Ad.


We give our patients educational material away (free videos of specific posture exercises, and health topics).


For some businesses, this is the ONLY way people that do not know you, to find you.

Is your professional reviews more on Yelp? Google?  Facebook? etc.

Put them on your social media.


New clients will trust someone’s opinion of you, then your own.

Written or video.   This is the proof that you are good what you do (along with reviews).

Put them on your social media.


Are they grow?  Who are they?


 Start with free or paid talks about your profession to senior centers, school, organizations.


Here is your check list:

A. What Content can you provide (videos, articles, images, any information that give value to your potential clients/patients).  Be genuine.  Collaborate with complimentary businesses.  Then add these to your:

  1. Website

  2. Facebook page

  3. YouTube channel


  1. Instagram

  2. Twitter

  3. Blog

This is a marathon, not a sprint.  If your not #1 in your profession on a google search, it will take time to add content and get people’s attention.

How to hack the system: google search your professional title in your area of clients/patients.  Take the top 3 organic listing and follow their content to create your own.

My credentials:

  1. We are ranked #1 on YELP for Chiropractor for 4 years

  2. Reviews

    1. Yelp : 39

    2. Google: 22

    3. Facebook: 26

    4. Healthgrades: 18

  3. YouTube views: 45,000 views

Example of our content:

Four Factors you Need to Know BEFORE Seeing a Chiropractor

Also, check out our:

Facebook page


Instagram: dr_tony_upland_spine_chiro




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Vicky’s X-ray/Spine/Posture Analysis after suffering Neuropathy

Vicky approach Euclid Chiropractic after being treated for ear pain/vertigo with various medical treatments.  Vicky’s next procedure was to puncture her ear drum.  Pretty aggressive treatment after no results from medication or shots.

vicky48After taking her x-rays and posture exam, the doctors diagnosed the problem as neuropathy from her neck to the middle ear.

Because of the 48 mm Forward Head Posture, the straightening of the neck cause limited spinal joint motion, this degenerates the spinal disc (narrowing spaces between the vertebrae), leading to neuropathy (pinched nerves).


After months of care, was given consistent Chiropractic Adjustments and specific posture exercises.  Vicky’s ear pain and vertigo vanished.  Her posture improved and she felt less stressed now that Vicky felt motivated to continue exercising.

Structurally, the neck is further back by only 35mm Forward Head Posture, the spinal vertebra are more separated due to increased spinal motion.  This would heal the disc to stop neuropathy, ear pain/vertigo in Vicky’s case.

In every case of structural x-ray improvement by Chiropractic Adjustments with posture exercises has shown less symptoms and improved health to the patient.

Watch Vicky’s tell her story.

Every person is at a unique state of health.

Enjoy a Complimentary consultation from specialists and recover from nerve, spine, and muscle pain.

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Robert, “I couldn’t get out of bed.”

Robert found our office through our reviews, and wanted to find out why he was having excruciating pain in the morning.  He had tried massage and taken some non-prescribed medication, with no effect long term effect on his pain.  Robert would try to roll on a small ball on his back, some ice/head and still no effect.  Besides his neck, middle back, and low back pain; he had limited and painful motion in his right shoulder.

At his initial exam, Robert had assumed his past military service and recreational activities had contributed to his problem.  His x-ray analysis did should chronic changes in his spine including degenerative disc disease and an abnormal alignment of the bone causing a straight low back and straight neck.

Over a period of a few months, Robert was given adjustments, ultrasound therapy, specific spinal and posture exercises.  We then re-took his x-rays.  Robert saw the improvement on his new x-rays AND felt better at this time.

Watch his video as he explains this in detail.

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Shoulder Pain Recovery: Part 3- Three Strength Exercises

Start these exercise AFTER:

  1. Any nerve, muscle and joint pain has been removed through Chiropractic care.
  2. Swelling and pain has been removed with full range of motion of the shoulder/upper back/neck.

Exercise #1: Side External Rotation

  1. Standing against the wall, keep elbows tucked into the sides and against the wall.
  2. With your hands in front, rotate them out toward the wall where it pulls on the front shoulder.
  3. Repeat 3-5 times to your comfort.

Exercise #2: Raised External Rotation

  1. Stand against the wall, keep elbows level with your shoulders.
  2. Starting hands level in front of the body, rotate the arms above your head.

Exercises #3: Lateral Raise

  1. Lean forward away from the wall about 10 degrees.
  2. Start with your elbows bent and arms relaxed in front.
  3. Raise arms to shoulder level while keeping body still.
  4. Repeat 3-5 times.

See Part 1: Shoulder Pain Relief Part 3: Treatment & Exercises

See Part 2: The X-ray Analysis

These exercises will strengthen the shoulders/upper back to help increase strength and improve posture. 

Everyone’s health is at a unique state.

Enjoy a complimentary consultation to understand how these doctors will help joint, muscle, nerve conditions to improve your posture and health.

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10/18: Understanding Sources of Neck Pain and Headaches-Gibson Center


Topic: Understanding Sources of Neck and Headaches

Location: 250 N 3rd Ave, Upland, CA 91786

Gibson Center in downtown Upland, CA

(909) 981-4501

Time: Oct. 18th, 12:30. Lasting 45 minutes.

Dr. Ratkovic will explained the structural causes of neck pain and headaches that can occur build up, then occur with no reason.

Handouts provided.

No cost to attend.

RSVP recommended.

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