Dr. Rachel Hamel

  • Low back, cervical and thoracic strain/sprain- Leah S. “ Her treatment will relieve your low back pain and eliminate it long term as well.”
  • Whiplash
  • Concussion
  • Cervical disc syndrome
  • Torticollis
  • Spinal arthritis/degeneration
  • TMJ (Jaw) Pain/dysfunction- Like Dr. Congdon’s hidden TMJ dysfunction “I travel 90 minutes each way to see her because her treatments have radically decreased my chronic headaches and neck/shoulder pain in just 4 treatments.”
  • Migraines – Like Charlotte R who said, “Migraines were debilitating me, I would be out for days with them. After Dr. Hamel’s care I was able to function again! “
  • Headaches – Renae J. “I have visited various chiropractors for years who have treated me for my chronic headaches and body aches but with just a few treatments with Dr. Hamel my aches have greatly decreased!”
  • Vertigo
  • Ear infections
  • Light sensitivity/blurry vision
  • Sleep disturbances/apnea- Lisa B. “Dr. Hamel has a whole-body approach to treatment and was able to nearly eliminate my issues within a few visits.”
  • Difficulty with nursing (Moms and babies)
  • Birth Trauma
  • Lumbar disc bulges
  • Bladder dysfunction – Erin B. who suffered from pelvic instability and bladder dysfunction “Dr. Hamel changed my life. I had been living with a misdiagnoses and chronic pain.“
  • Ankle, wrist, knee and shoulder sprains
  • Tendonitis anywhere in the body
  • Plantar fasciitis (arch of foot)
  • Chronic fatigue – Like Anna’s daughter who suffered from chronic fatigue “In one hour my daughters health improved more than the last 3 years of doctors appointments combined.“
  • Thyroid, hormone imbalances
  • Digestion issues/colic
  • Hidden Infections
  • Allergies – Krystal S. “She treats both myself and my 12 year old son for allergies and headaches. He actually looks forward to his appointments! “
  • Skin conditions
  • Anxiety/depression
  • And more…

Dr. Rachel Hamel has completed advanced training in Applied Kinesiology, Sacro-Occipital technique, SOT Cranial Technique, Craniobiotic Technique, IASTM, Rocktape, Webster Technique, Neuro Emotional Technique; and is working towards her ACN in nutrition, as well as certification in Cranial-Dental diplomat.

She is a member of ACA, Soto-USA, BABI (Bay Area Birth Information) and ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association). She received her Bachelor’s with honors in Health Science from Whitworth University in Washington State, and her doctorate degree where she was valedictorian from Palmer West Chiropractic College.

Dr. Hamel is a caring and passionate chiropractor that strives to think outside of the box to achieve optimal care for patients. She herself has dealt with a chronic Lyme disease for over 9 years, and spent almost 2 years completely bed ridden. “ I was strung along the western medicine block for years, which left me sicker and sicker by the day.”

It was with the help of a chiropractor and a naturopath that she began to slowly get her life back. “I never thought that I would even be able to finish school, let alone practice because I was so sick all the time, but God had other plans for me, and continues to bless me in helping others.” She understands the value of looking at the whole picture of health, and believes that the patient’s condition will determine the course of treatment. “Individual needs can differ with each patient, and one treatment might work well for one but not for another. I went through dozens of different treatments searching for answers, so looking functionally at the entire body is key.”

Dr. Hamel’s personal experience with Lyme Disease, scoliosis as well as chronic headaches and TMJ, sparked her passion for treating these conditions and many others with integrated chiropractic care. It is thanks to a chiropractor that treated her with Craniopathy and CBT in combination with other alternative practitioners, that she started to rebuild. This gave her new confidence and inspired her to begin her studies in these fields.

There is nothing more rewarding than seeing your patient’s health renewed. I truly believe that God has allowed me to go through all of this suffering so that I might have a deep level of compassion for those who have difficult health issues. You don’t have to live with chronic pain.

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