• Michaela Peterson
    09/15/2021 - Dr. Goldi Jacques-Maynes
    Meet Our Newest Intern, Michaela Peterson

    "My belief is this: if you can move your body easily and without pain, you can then focus on everything that makes you happy. Chiropractic helps so many people get back into their lives and the joy that comes along with it."


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  • Pregnant woman looking down smiling as she holds her belly
    09/09/2021 - Dr. Alex Barone
    Webster Technique: Preventative Care for Pregnancy

    Expectant moms feel pain and discomfort. Many moms-to-be suffer frequently from low back pain, pelvic joint pain, and groin pain. These pains come from the changes in a woman's body that occur with pregnancy.


    As the body prepares for birth, connective and supportive tissues expand and contract rapidly and extensively. This causes tension, spasms, and pulling on nerve endings. The result is a body that's out of balance, and a mom who is feeling extremely uncomfortable.


    With the Webster Technique, moms often feel instant waves of relief and calm.

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  • Dr. Goldi giving an adjustment to a patient and holding their hand
    07/22/2021 - Dr. Goldi Jacques-Maynes
    Don't Let Chronic Lower Back Pain Ruin Your Life

    Chronic lower back pain can be disabling. Not only for your ability to move as you'd like, but also for your outlook on life. Low back pain can make you anxious — expecting the worst and unable to focus on anything else. Chronic back pain negatively affects not only your body, but your work and your most important relationships, too. In fact, chronic pain rewires your brain in a way that produces negative emotions. 


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  • Injury Prevention Trail Running by Dr. Alex Barone
    04/20/2021 - Dr. Alex Barone
    Trail Running Injury Prevention Guide

    Dr. Alex has put together a helpful guide for helping our runners avoid injury. This post contains an oveview of the contents and a download link so you can keep it handy. 


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  • Dr. Goldi demonstrates Wall Angels exercise
    04/06/2021 - Goldi Jacques-Maynes
    Get Unstuck from Your Computer — Do Wall Angels

    Making snow or sand angels when you were a kid was fun. It was also great for preserving some range of motion in your arms, shoulders, and side body.


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  • Medicare payment changes announced with answers to your questions
    01/14/2021 - Dr. Goldi Jacques-Maynes
    Medicare Patients — What You Need to Know for 2021

    Starting January 1, 2021, Golden Chiropractic will be a “Non-Participating” Medicare Provider. 


    Many patients are wondering what this change means for them, or their loved ones. Don’t worry, we’re still here for you, we’re just changing the way we manage Medicare payments. You'll find answers to your questions in this blog post.


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  • Dr. Goldi holding an overball
    12/08/2020 - Dr. Goldi Jacques-Maynes
    Pelvic Clock Rotations Using a Ball

    Lowerback compression and hip stiffness can mean you need to get moving! 


    Regain pelvic mobility with an overball. 


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  • road-runners-get-IT-band-syndrome
    12/02/2020 - Dr. Alex Barone
    Don’t Run Into IT Band Syndrome

    Running on hard, flat surfaces for miles and miles can cause IT band issues. Road runners especially need to be on the lookout for symptoms. If you have a gradual onset of pain with running, downhill running or walking, and/or going down stairs, it could be IT band syndrome. 


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  • prevent virus infection and spread
    12/02/2020 - Dr. Alex Barone
    Updated COVID-19 Guidelines

    As the status on viral spread changes, so do our protocols. We've always used only the best hospital-grade professional cleaning solutions — 99.99% effective in destroying harmful germs, viruses, and bacteria. The only thing that's new is our reference for operational guidelines.


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  • neck and upper back pain stretches with Dr. Goldi
    11/13/2020 - Dr. Goldi Jacques-Maynes
    Simple Stretches to Help with Neck Pain and Tension

    If you feel tension or burning pain in your neck or upper back, this stretching sequence is for you. 


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  • Sign that reads self-care isn't selfish
    10/29/2020 - Dr. Goldi Jacques-Maynes
    They're Your Benefits — Use Them for Chiropractic Services

    Do you know how many chiropractic visits you have per year under your insurance plan? 

    Many of our patients have plans with 20 visits per year. That means these patients likely have chiropractic coverage to use before they expire in the new year.


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  • Ben Jacques-Maynes headshot
    10/29/2020 - Dr. Goldi Jacques-Maynes
    Have You Met the New Guy?

    Ben Jacques-Maynes joins Dr. Goldi at Golden Chiropractic.



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  • Dr. Goldi and her foam roller
    10/28/2020 - Dr. Goldi Jacques-Maynes
    Foam Roller Stretches for Upper Back and Shoulder Pain

    Long hours hunched over your computer or digital device can cause pain and discomfort.


    If you’re not moving often, the poor posture associated with screen use may lead to long-term damage. 


    The good news is that there are some simple stretches you can do to help keep you out of pain. 



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  • 10/09/2020 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Exercises for When Your Hip is Out of Alignment

    My patients often tell me their “hips feel off.” I also see patients who notice one leg seems shorter than the other. If you are experiencing these symptoms, you can get relief immediately.  In this video I show you how to do a series of simple movements to re-align your pelvis. Get out your mat,…

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  • 10/09/2020 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Meet New Chiropractic Intern Alex

    Alex Barone loves to connect with patients and teach them about their health. “My favorite thing about working with patients is that I get to use my hands to restore function and actually feel changes in people’s health.” Alex was planning to become a surgeon, but realized it didn’t align with her values. Alex believes…

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  • 09/28/2020 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Avoid Wrist and Elbow Pain With These Stretches

    Repetitive activities such as typing, grasping gardening tools, pulling weeds, and swinging your arm to hit a tennis ball can cause pain and discomfort. If you’re not stretching properly, these activities can even lead to injury. The good news is that there are some simple stretches you can do to help keep you out of…

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  • one teen boy and three teen girls hunched over their smartphones
    09/09/2020 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Epidemic of Teen Neck and Back Pain

    Teen's social activities haved moved mostly online.

    One day I found my daughter using 3 screens at the same time! She was on her smartphone three-way video chatting with her best friends, playing Animal Crossing on her Nintendo Switch with another friend, AND watching season 7 of her latest Netflix binge! I was both horrified and amazed.


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  • 07/23/2020 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Meet Chiropractic Intern Anne Etonga

    I love being able to meet new people and get them feeling better. Currently a 13 quarter chiropractic student at Palmer College of Chiropractic West, Anne is interning at Golden Chiropractic. In her training, Anne has performed physical, neurologic, and orthopedic examinations and other procedures. She has diagnosed and treated musculoskeletal conditions. She’s manipulated the…

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  • 06/25/2020 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    7 Remedies for Menstrual Pain and Discomfort

    Many women have low back and abdominal pain during their period. Primary Dysmenorrhea, the medical term for menstrual cramps, is very common. Cramps can be disabling for women who also experience headaches, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. This can really add to the stress we feel when trying to keep our lives running.   While it’s tempting…

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  • 06/25/2020 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Visit Our Golden Chiropractic Team Store

    So Excited to Offer Runners and Cyclists Merchandise from Jakroo 

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  • 06/11/2020 - Goldi Jacques-maynes
    2020 — the Year We Wake Up

      The recent deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor are tragic events. Tragedies that are not isolated events, but three of many in a long series of injustices. We are seeing, yet again, the laying down of another layer of the prejudice that supports the systemic racism that built our country. The…

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  • 05/27/2020 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES

    Wait, there’s a thing called COVID-TOES? Yep, I’m adding Covid-Toes to the symptoms list. Chiropractors are Essential Service Providers, so I’ve been seeing patients throughout the entire shelter-in-place order. I’ve also been carefully monitoring the literature for information on clinical presentations for Covid-19 in primary care.  In addition to what we know, the virus has…

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  • 04/14/2020 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES

    Hugging during Social Distancing Studies show that hugs have a very powerful effect on our brains and help us achieve a state of relaxation and comfort, while allowing us to better deal with stress and fear.  Hugs can help calm the nervous system, reduce stress and relieve anxiety.  During this time of Social Distancing I…

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  • 04/08/2020 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES

    At Golden Chiropractic, we’re here to support your health. We’ve always prioritized your health and well-being above all else. That’s why we are closely following the guidelines set by the CDC. Dr. Goldi is now wearing a Cloth Face Covering during treatment times. Click here for CDC  advice on the use of Cloth Face Coverings to…

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  • 04/07/2020 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES

    Outbreaks can be stressful. Fear and anxiety can be such overwhelming feelings. We all react differently to stressful situations. And the way you react today, may not be how you react tomorrow.  Signs of stress during an infectious disease outbreak can include: Fear and worry about your own health and the health of your…

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  • 03/18/2020 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES

    “KEEP CALM” is generally good advice, but sometimes it’s nearly impossible to stay calm, especially in times of crisis and emergency. Our daily lives already place stress on us , and when the outside world adds to that stress, we can suffer from anxiety, depression, and other stress-related illnesses like headaches and heart problems. Stress…

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  • Alex cleaning the chiropractic table
    03/15/2020 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Concerned about Coronavirus? We’ve got your back!

    With the current news about the corona virus, we know that you have a lot of questions on your mind.


    We'd like to help alleviate any concerns you may have about your health. We've always been here for you, and we'll continue to prioritize your health and well-being with strict cleaning protocols.



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  • 02/27/2020 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES

    As a mother of two VERY active teenagers, I know about those “growing pains” and sports-related injuries. While we can do a lot to help our kids prevent injuries, we can’t do much to speed up the natural development of their biomechanics. This is why growing teens are especially susceptible to Sever’s Disease. What is Sever’s…

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  • 02/13/2020 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Darlene is Bringing Her Massage Skills Back to Golden Chiropractic

    Who doesn’t love a come-back? I know I do, especially when it’s the amazing Darlene Ocampo who is coming back to Golden Chiropractic. Darlene worked with me at the Golden Chiropractic clinic from 2014-2016. She left us for a while to grow in her massage skills, knowledge, and experience. During that time, Darlene — provided…

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  • 01/30/2020 - LEAVE A COMMENT

    You may have heard, you may not have heard. Word spreads fast in a small community. My son Chase was injured on 1/18/20 while riding his mountain bike up at UCSC. He has a concussion, fractures in both his arms, and a fracture in his skull. After four days in the hospital, he was released…

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  • 01/16/2020 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES

    How do Affirmations Work? Affirmations work by stimulating the areas in our brains that make us more likely to affect positive changes for our health. Just as doing repetitive exercises improves physical health, affirmations improve our mind. Positive affirmation repetitions can change our thinking patterns. Eventually, we begin to think and act in healthier ways.…

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  • 01/16/2020 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES

    We are optimizing the patient experience to make it easier for you. For most of us, online booking simplifies daily life. Here at Golden Chiropractic, we want to focus on getting you back into life as painlessly as possible, so we’re updating to a simpler management system. You can now schedule appointments online, pay your…

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  • 12/20/2019 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES

    Pain and discomfort from a chronic condition? Use heat. Using heat may help relax muscles. Heat can ease discomfort for cramping. Arthritic/aching joints and tight backs can also benefit from applying heat. Use ice for acute injuries, right? Maybe Not. For years the practice has been to treat injuries with ice. You may know the acronym…

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  • 12/06/2019 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES

    Like most healthcare providers, we want to focus on what’s best for you. Overtime, we have seen a relationship between simplifying our operations and delivering a higher quality of care. To maintain this higher quality of care, we’ve made a decision about insurance providers. We will improve patient care by limiting the number of insurance…

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  • 09/18/2019 - ASHLEY TAYLOR

    How Does Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis Show Up? It’s often a 12 year-old female that feels spine pain, primarily in her upper back. She has one higher shoulder, along with a protruding shoulder blade and protruding ribs on the same side as her spinal curvature. She often feels a lot of pain while sleeping. Lying flat…

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  • 08/15/2019 - DUSTIN MARLOW

    There are 3 common reasons for triathlete’s susceptibility to injury — inflexibility, inadequate range of motion, and inadequate stability. You can reduce your odds of injury with a specific exercise routine for triathlete self-care. These 5 exercises increase your flexibility, range of motion, and stability.  Shoulder exercises to help prevent and rehab rotator cuff tendonitis.…

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  • 07/18/2019 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES

    Ashley chose Dr. Goldi as her mentor, so she’ll be working in our office for a while. We asked Ashley a few questions to help you get to know her better. Update! Ashley graduated in September from Palmer, just like me! She is a board certified and California licensed chiropractor. Ashley’s working here to learn the…

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  • 06/26/2019 - DUSTIN MARLOW

    Here in Santa Cruz County we have a great climate for Triathlon training. We can run at Big Basin, Nisene Marks, and West Cliff Drive. We can swim around the Wharf in Capitola. We can bike in many beautiful places — on dirt or on pavement.  Triathletes need to train a lot, and there are…

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  • 06/14/2019 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES

    We want to stay healthy and active as we age. Here in Santa Cruz County, we keep up our active lifestyles long after we turn 40. An active lifestyle is fun for us. It also means we are taking care of our health. We feel great when we are active. We want to stay active…

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  • 05/24/2019 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES

    Hemp has been a wellness tool for thousands of years. What the ancients knew from observation, we now have science to explain. It’s the way hemp works chemically with the human body. The body creates compounds called endocannabinoids, while hemp produces phytocannabinoids. The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) maintains human health and function. Scientists believe that its…

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  • 05/24/2019 - DUSTIN MARLOW

    I have a patient who has frequent pain in her lower back and leg. It began some years ago when she herniated a disc at her L5 vertebrae on the left. She is a mother to two children and a small business owner. You may know her as Dr. Goldi. Like most of us here…

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  • 05/22/2019 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES

    Many people are motivated after the holidays to cleanse. They want to clear out the sweet, rich food and drinks like alcohol and hot chocolate. While this is a great time to cleanse, spring is an even better time. Spring is connected to the Liver. In Chinese Medicine we think of each season in…

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  • 05/09/2019 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES

    I don’t know a woman who doesn’t struggle to balance motherhood, marriage, work, exercise, and eating right.   The pressure to achieve expertise in every area of our lives leads to internal and external disharmony. Overwhelm, guilt, and exhaustion are the only things we end up achieving. The truth is, work-life balance is a myth.…

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  • 04/25/2019 - DUSTIN MARLOW

    A male patient in his late 30’s came in one day complaining of groin pain. He told me it radiated from his middle back area, on the right side. His main concern was that the pain traveling towards his groin was serious. His history and initial exam revealed two things — he was really stiff in his mid back, and was wearing his belt too tight. I prescribed a trial of chiropractic care and adjusting his belt tightness. He felt great relief when his groin pain was resolved.

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  • 04/10/2019 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES

    Is pain holding you back in life? Are you avoiding activities you once enjoyed because of pain? Do you miss gardening, being active with your family, running, or riding a bicycle? Are you afraid you’ll not be able to enjoy life again, because of your pain? The good news is that pain can be managed.…

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  • 03/29/2019 - DUSTIN MARLOW

    Plantar Fasciitis Can Be Life-Altering Nurses frequently spend 12 to 16 hours on their feet during any given day. Being on your feet that much can lead to foot problems. It’s no surprise that our patient who works as a nurse has pain in the bottom of his foot. He feels the pain in the…

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  • 03/14/2019 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES

    We love our outdoor lifestyle here in Santa Cruz County. It’s so easy to get outside, swim, bike, hike, garden, surf, and trail run. All this activity outdoors is great for our health, as long as we remember to properly warm-up our bodies. The main benefit of warming up is injury prevention. A warm-up helps…

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  • 03/01/2019 - DUSTIN MARLOW

    Everyone’s using fitness tracking these days, and that’s a good thing. We love it when our patients tell us they are paying attention to their health. You can track many, many, MANY things with a fitness watch. At our Golden Chiropractic office, patients ask questions about what to track and why. If you’re new to…

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  • 02/13/2019 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES

    It’s easy to stop paying attention to your fitness. Life events tend to impact on our time. Our physical activity and our diets often get shoved aside. Long commutes, a new child, sedentary jobs mean less mountain biking and beach running. These life events often lead to weight gain. Significant weight gain has potential…

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  • 01/25/2019 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES

    There are other conditions in the hands and arms that present in a similar way to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS). This blog post should help shed light on what CTS is, and how chiropractc can treat it. Carpal Tunnel and Office Work An administrative assistant who lives at her desk regularly feels hand pain with…

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  • 01/11/2019 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES

    Bad Ergonomics=a Pain in the Neck I see you using your kitchen tables, curled up on your couch, and even reclined in bed working all day long… these are terrible places for ergonomics! Proper Ergonomic Adjustments=Less Pain Height-adjustable monitors and keyboard stands will allow you to improve your posture as you work. Your eyes should…


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  • 12/11/2018 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES

    We want to give you the incredible chiropractic experience that you deserve. Golden Chiropractic has been committed to providing the highest level of care since 2008. We want to keep this commitment to all of our patients, now and into the future. Patients seek care with us because we provide expert, evidence-based, and individualized care.…

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  • 11/29/2018 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Flu Season? Good Habits Will Keep You Healthy

    It’s that time of year, again! Sore throats. Coughs. Runny noses. Or worse—moderate flu complications like sinus and ear infections. Some patients even suffer from serious flu complications like pneumonia. 

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  • 11/24/2018 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Community Acupuncture Night to Support Lungs

     While the air quality is bad, support and protect your lungs with acupuncture and herbs.   Tuesday, November 27 and December 4 6pm – 8pm Golden Chiropractic 9053 Soquel Drive, Aptos RSVP for Community Acupuncture  

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  • 11/15/2018 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Vitamin D—you Need It for Winter Health

    Vitamin D is an essential nutrient. It helps the body to absorb calcium, which promotes bone growth. Strong bones keep you moving and living life. The body produces its own stores of vitamin D when exposed to ultraviolet light. Most people just need 5 to 10 minutes of  UVB and UVA sunlight—without sunscreen—to synthesize vitamin…

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  • 10/25/2018 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    They’re Your Benefits—use Them for Chiropractic Services

    It’s that time of year again! Pumpkins, gifts, parties, and the end of opportunities to use your health care benefits. Things change on January 1st. Start planning to use your benefits in the next few months, before they’re gone. Deductibles reset, plans change. If you’ve been putting off taking care of your health all year,…

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  • 09/27/2018 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Getting to the Point of the Pain

    by Carmen McIntyre, LAc   Last month I attended a three day acupuncture seminar in Oakland where I learned about using Master Tung points. I’m excited and inspired about Master Tung points as a treatment for my patients. What Are Master Tung Points? Tung’s acupuncture is a complete system. It includes its own channels, unique…

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  • 09/22/2018 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Community Acupuncture for Back to School Bugs

    by Carmen McIntyre LAc My daughter was back to school for no less than 2 weeks and BAM! She got a head cold.  Luckily it was mild with no fever or missed school days.  I used herbs, supplements, healthy food and acupuncture to ensure a quick recovery. My daughter had no lingering or secondary symptoms.…

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  • 09/12/2018 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    What Do You Need to Know About Sunscreen Safety?

    Non-Harmful Sunscreen is Best Sunscreen use has risen. That’s great news! Protecting your skin from harmful sun rays can save your life.   The problem, though, is most conventional sunscreen products. These chemical sunscreens typically use one or more harmful chemicals. These chemicals include oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate, and octinoxate.  Some Sunscreens Cause Problems, Disrupting…

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  • 09/06/2018 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES

    Patients Ask, We Deliver! Dr. Goldi just created an account with Biotics Research for ordering nutritional supplements. Dr. Weinstein retired in March and has since referred many of his former patients to Golden Chiropractic. We will be carrying their products based on many requests from Dr. Weinstein’s patients. An online patient ordering option is available…

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  • 08/21/2018 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    New! Rockpods for Myofascial Cupping

    Myofascial Cupping with RockPods is the new service we’re offering at Golden Chiropractic. Many of my patients are afraid of acupuncture, but curious about cupping. I’ve also experienced great relief myself with cupping therapy from both Melissa and Carmen. What Exactly Are RockPods? RockPods are rubbery suction pods. They use negative (decompressive) pressure to lift,…

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  • 07/19/2018 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    How to Choose the Right Mattress for Your Health

    I often see patients suffering for years because they’re sleeping on the wrong mattress. Sleeping like this is terrible for your health. Not only does an uncomfortable night’s sleep rob you of energy, it also causes many health problems.Poor sleep increases stress, pain, and emotional distress. It also reduces memory and cognitive performance. my practice, I often see neck and back pain that results from bad mattresses.....

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  • woman rubbing her neck in pain it could be whiplash
    06/22/2018 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    What is Whiplash and How Does Chiropractic Help?

    Whiplash isn’t just caused by car crashes

    Whiplash comes from any motion causing your head to forcefully and quickly move backward and then forward. This motion often injures bones, discs, ligaments, muscles, nerves, and other tissues of the neck and spine.


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  • woman using measuring tape to measure bra size
    06/07/2018 - Dr. Goldi Jacques-Maynes
    10 Signs You Are Wearing the Wrong Bra

    If you’re like most women, you rip that bra off the moment you walk in your door. Straps falling off, underwires that dig in, shoulder pain, back pain, breast pain— we know our bra is there throughout the day, and not for good reasons.


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  • 05/22/2018 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Why is Rocktape So Cool?

    Back when I was in chiropractic school, I attended a conference. Lance Armstrong’s chiropractor was there introducing us to the benefits of using kinesiology tape. For those who don’t know, that’s what RockTape is – kinesiology tape. He used it with the professional cyclists for treating repetitive strain on the knees and IT bands. One One of my fellow students had an enormous bruise from being hit by a football. We applied the tape, and after 3 days, the bruise had disappeared. It left an impression on me, for sure. It was magic...

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  • 05/04/2018 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Dr. Goldi’s Journey From Pre-med to Chiropractic

    Dr. Goldi first saw a chiropractor in high school when she woke up with a crick in her neck . Her mom took her to see Dr. Smith, who later became her mentor, colleague, and friend.   Dr. Goldi was pre-med, studying Molecular Biology at UC Santa Cruz. She decided along the way not…

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  • 05/03/2018 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Save Money, Time, and Energy With Med Pay

    Many people don’t have Med Pay and don’t hear about it until we tell them what it is. I often find myself encouraging my patients to get Med Pay coverage AFTER they are in a car accident. It doesn’t do you any good to get Med Pay after your accident. Now is the time to consider investing in Med Pay BEFORE you need it...

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  • 04/12/2018 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Do Vacations Make You Healthier and Happier? Science Says, “yes!”

    Having just returned from spring break in Bear Valley with my kids, I have to say, “Yes! We NEED vacations!” Away from daily stress, being completely present with my family, skiing – it felt good. Many in my community agree that vacation is good for you, too. When I asked my Facebook friends,  “What are the health benefits of taking a vacation?” many responded with their beliefs about taking planned breaks:

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  • Dr. Goldi with a foam roller
    03/09/2018 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Exercises to Ease Shoulder and Neck Pain

    Today’s technology-centered lifestyle is killing our necks and shoulders.

    Our desktop computers and mobile devices are giving us pain. Add in a long commute, and our bodies begin to show negative symptoms. We begin to experience conditions associated with poor posture and improper weight distribution. Shoulder impingement and text neck, are two prime examples. 


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  • 02/28/2018 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Cbd Clinic Pro Sport Pain Stick

    Introducing the All-New PRO SPORT Pain Stick   CBD CLINIC™ is the first and only family of FDA-registered Topical Pain Relief Ointments & Creams combining cannabidiol (CBD) and pain-relieving ingredients. Our most popular and powerful ointment is now available in a convenient twist-bottom tube applicator! $80 The CBD CLINIC PAIN STICK is 30 grams of…

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  • 02/27/2018 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Mindful Eating Group Program

    Do you find yourself eating mindlessly? Do you turn to food for comfort? Are your food cravings controlling you? Do you beat yourself up over unhealthy food choices? Are you feeling stuck and don’t know where to start to change unhealthy eating habits? If any of these sound familiar, my Mindful Eating Group Program is…

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  • 02/21/2018 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Do You Have a Pinched Nerve, or Shoulder Impingement?

    You’ve got shoulder pain. You fear it could be a pinched nerve. You feel frustrated from having your life limited by the pain. You may be unclear if a chiropractor can help. Chiropractors see this condition often. It’s called Shoulder Impingement. It’s also known as subacromial impingement, painful arc syndrome, supraspinatus syndrome, swimmer’s shoulder, and…

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  • 02/06/2018 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Breathing for Pain Relief

    Use Your Breath to Protect Your Back Low back pain: almost everyone has felt it and been frustrated by it. The good news is that there are some simple and effective ways to mitigate and prevent it. Belly breathing is one effective technique for relieving anxiety, stress, pain or tension. In 2010, an international study…

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  • 01/26/2018 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    5 Words to Change My Life

    Everyday we decide how our day will go, whether it’s by making a conscious choice, or just reacting to what happens. I choose to make conscious choices. I declare my intentions. Then I write them down, and review them daily.  Words Guide Our Intentions My overarching word for the year: Alignment. I want to look…

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  • 01/25/2018 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Intentions Succeed Where Resolutions Fail

    New Year’s Resolutions often go like this: I’m overweight. I need to go on a diet. I join a gym and go five days a week for the first two weeks. I feel guilt and shame when I fall off course. I eat three slices of pizza instead of just one. I feel like a…

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  • 01/02/2018 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Yoga for Low Back Pain

     Low Back Yoga: Easy Breath and Stretching Techniques for Easing Low Back Pain with Ashlee Tatum Thursday, March 15th  at 6:00pm Low Back Class is designed to relieve pain in the low back through accessible breath and movement techniques. It will give you tools you can use throughout your day to encourage ease…

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  • 12/30/2017 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Our Top 5 Health Articles From 2017

    I get the inspiration to write on certain topics from my patients.  I believe that reflecting on where we’ve been, what we’ve chosen, and how it affected us is the starting point for making decisions for the healthiest tomorrow.  It’s my goal as a health care provider to treat the whole person, so I look…

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  • 12/13/2017 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Do You Have Health Insurance Benefits You’re Not Using?

    Health insurance. Ugh. No one likes thinking about it. Especially during the holiday season. I’m sorry to tell you, though, you should think about it. Right now. It’s the end of the year, and you may have benefits you’ll lose on January 1st! Think about it. Are You Taking Advantage of Your Deductible? The deductible,…

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  • 11/30/2017 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Self-care: a Mindset for Authentic Growth and Happiness

    What Self-Care REALLY Means Self-care is a way of life for me. Chiropractic adjustments, nourishing food, and long walks are a regular part of my week. But self-care for me also means self-love, self-improvement, and self-healing. I work to ensure the most authentic, aligned version of me shows up in the world. Self-care means getting…

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  • woman in pain touching the back of her neck
    11/08/2017 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Acquired Torticollis – Aka: Crick in the Neck

    Waking up with a neck that can't move is scary.

    Have you ever woken up with an intense spasm in your neck, or pain when you try to move your neck? The cause of your limited mobility could be Acquired Torticollis – otherwise known as "crick in the neck."


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  • 10/04/2017 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Are You Pillowise?

    We’re excited to offer a fully customizable memory foam pillow solution: Pillowise. Do you suffer from neck pain and poor sleep? Do you find yourself trying a new pillow every few months trying to find the ‘perfect’ pillow? Come in and get measured for your perfect pillow! To get the best possible rest and for…

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  • 10/04/2017 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Don’t Be Afraid of the Name – Blading Makes You Feel Great

    Soft Tissue Injuries Hold You Back Soft tissue injuries can be debilitating and frustrating. You tend to feel crummy and achy in your muscles. Active people get irritable from moving less. For athletes, frustration occurs when sports performance is down. Athletes and Soft Tissue Injuries Lately athletes with chronic hip pain and tightness have been…

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  • 09/18/2017 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Pain or Clicking in Your Jaw? It May Be Tmj

    Lately we’ve been seeing quite a few cases of TMJ at the Golden Chiropractic office. One particular patient came in with acute pain in her ear and clicking in her jaw. This started after several dental appointments to repair a broken tooth with a crown. She returned to her dentist who said “Give it…

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  • Hand putting stuffed wallet into a back pocket. Caption reads loaded for back pain
    09/07/2017 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Don’t Sit on Your Wallet!

    I've seen the symptoms quite a few times over the years—sitting slightly crooked, leaning to one side, and away from the opposite buttock. Patients may complain of low back pain on one side, and buttock pain with radiating ‘sciatic’ pain down the leg to the back of the thigh. Often the pain is worse with driving and sitting. I often instruct these patients to unload their pockets. Then I see it—an enormous wallet pulled from a back pocket.


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  • Child bent over from the weight of a heavy backpack
    08/22/2017 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Protect Your Child’s Back Health With These Backpack Tips

    Many parents worry that their child’s backpack is too heavy. Heavy packs can lead to neck, shoulder and low back pain. Even worse, a backpack can lead to poor posture that will have long term effects on a child’s spine. 



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  • 08/11/2017 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Your Health is an Investment

    How Does Your Fee Structure Affect My Care?  At Golden Chiropractic, we simply don’t believe that an adjustment in isolation is best for long term health and wellness. We deliver Massage and/or Myofascial Release with your chiropractic adjustment. Releasing soft tissues eases the adjustment, and helps the results last longer.   Unfortunately, many insurance providers will…

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  • 08/09/2017 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Why I Get an Adjustment Every Two Weeks for Regular Self-care

    I’ve learned the hard way what happens when I stop taking care of myself: I FEEL SICK AND TIRED OF FEELING SICK AND TIRED! I feel overwhelmed because the expectations I put on myself are very high. When I start to get TOO BUSY. The first thing I always let go of without even noticing is my exercise routine. Then I skip an adjustment because I’m too busy catching up with other priorities.  Not far behind that comes take-out at a restaurant or just picking up tacos at the brewery...

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  • 08/09/2017 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Anesthall Purple Cream

    Anesthall Topical Analgesic: We’ve Used This Over and Over and Over. Our Patients Love It! Advanced Pharmaceutics offers a product that helps to promote a pain free life. Anesthall Topical Analgesic is available as a pain relieving cream, and a pain relieving balm for use as a topical agent that temporarily relieves minor aches…

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  • 08/02/2017 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Amy Jones, Chiropractic Intern

    We are thrilled that Amy will be with us, honing her skills and helping us grow. She will be shadowing Dr. Goldi in the clinic thru early September.  Make your appointment, or just drop by and say Hi to Amy.

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  • 07/26/2017 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Work/life Balance is a Myth

    A patient recently shared with me that she was so overwhelmed she felt paralyzed, defeated and unsettled. She didn’t feel like a good wife, a good mother, or a good business owner. She was trying to do too much. She was doing a little bit of everything, and felt that nothing turned out as good as she wanted...

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  • 07/18/2017 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    We All Get by With Help From Our Friends

    While my Chiropractic Assistant Heidi is on leave, I’d like to say THANKS to my friends who’ve stepped up and helped out at the front desk. My big lesson this summer is the Art of Asking for Help. So thank you to Yuan, Ingrid, Veronica, Mona, Amanda and Amy for your smiling friendly faces at…

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  • 07/13/2017 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Maximize Your Comfort and Support With Our Favorite Pillow

    We LOVE the Tri-Core Cervical Support Pillow, That’s Why We Carry It in Our Office. This pillow helps alleviate headaches and neck pain. Dr. Goldi finds that patients sleep better because the neck and back are supported. She has personally used the pillow for over 10 years. Tri-Core pillows are beneficial to those who sleep…

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  • 07/12/2017 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Pamela Cox, Functional Medicine Health Coach

    Pamela Cox is joining the Golden Chiropractic team, and boy, are we excited about having her in the clinic. In order for you to get to know Pamela, and understand how she can help you thrive, we’ve interviewed her. 

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  • man driving on a tree-lined road
    06/16/2017 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    8 Tips to Ease Neck and Back Pain While Driving

    Daily commutes and long drives are hard on our bodies. Burning pain in the back of the neck and/or across the back of the shoulders is very common for those who drive a lot.

    The good news is that you CAN ease this pain, and work towards preventing it.

    To help, I've put together this list of 8 things you can do to avoid neck and back pain from driving.


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  • 06/16/2017 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Ice Vs. Heat

    Do you know when to use…Heat vs. Cold? A good rule of thumb is to apply COLD to an acute injury. These injuries are typically sudden and may be accompanied by a sharp pain. H EAT can play a role in relieving pain and discomfort for chronic conditions such as arthritis and muscular tension. Using…

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  • 06/06/2017 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Ergonomics of Good Driving Posture

    Good Driving Posture for a Healthy Back

    Good Driving Posture for a Healthy Back You understand the importance of ergonomics at your workstation, but have you considered the ergonomics of your driving position? The time you spend driving is time that can either be used to reduce the possibility of pain and discomfort, or to encourage back pain and neck pain. Let’s…

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  • 05/30/2017 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Dr. Goldi is a Bike Ambassador

    Dr. Goldi is a Bike Ambassador for Ecology Action and supports Bike2Work Santa Cruz. Listen to her give you tips about giving yourself the opportunity to move your body everyday, and watch her family riding for health and happiness here. 

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  • Woman with really big bag hanging from her shoulder
    05/16/2017 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    10 Ways to Save Your Spine from Supersized Purses

    Could your SuperSize Purse be giving you neck pain and musculoskeletal problems? Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but that great bag that carries everything is not good for your body. Big, heavy bags cause quite a few health issues.

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  • 05/02/2017 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Chiropractic and Rocktape Supports Pregnancy

    Pregnancy is Tough. RockTape is Tougher.  Pregnant mammas visit Golden Chiropractic because we offer a natural drug-free approach to relieving that all too common lower back pain. Many moms say they feel more energized, get better sleep, and show up better in other areas of their life when they are adjusted regularly throughout their pregnancies. The mamma…

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  • 05/01/2017 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Healing Affirmation Card Workshop

    Harness the Power of your Mind to Heal Your Body Healing Affirmation Card WorkshopWednesday, Jan. 31, 6:30 to 8:30pmGolden Chiropractic9053 Soquel Drive, Aptos, (831) 291-3330 Affirmations are positive statements that help you to visualize, and believe in, positive changes to your life, health and career. During this workshop we will discuss ways to create affirmations…

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  • 04/23/2017 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Cbd Clinic Topical Pain Relief

    “Doctors, professional athletes and other patients have reported truly amazing results.” Check out their website CBC CLINIC over-the-counter, non-prescription ointments and creams are FDA-registered, made in an FDA-registered facility. They have provided remarkable relief to NFL players, other professional athletes and patients across the US since its introduction to health & wellness professionals in early…

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  • 04/18/2017 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Dr. Goldi’s Healthcare Philosophy and Journey

    At Golden Chiropractic our motto is, “Get Out of Pain and Back Into Life.” Getting back into life means different things for different people. For me it means being there for my family, enjoying physical activities outdoors, and giving my patients the best care possible. I like seeing happy families. I believe that when mom and dad are out of pain, the whole family is happier. My own family is important to me, so I really try to take care of myself. I want to be happy and healthy for my family and with my family. As a chiropractor, finding balance in a profession where you give, and give and give is important. And as a mother, it’s crucial to the well-being of my children..

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  • 03/30/2017 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    The Secret of Happiness

    We strive to be happy. We think being happy means getting what you want. But is getting what you want truly the secret to finding happiness? “Happy” Originally Meant “Lucky” Lucky enough to be prosperous, lucky enough to have sufficient wealth. Lucky enough to be pleased, and to be content. Historically, being happy meant having enough…

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  • 03/16/2017 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Help Your Kids Avoid Sports Injuries

    It’s spring, and many of our kids are getting more active. Baseball, softball, and dance recitals are the activities of the season. Organized physical activities are healthy, keep the body moving, and build confidence. Kids learn to care for their bodies, be mindful of their thoughts, and develop social skills. These activites set kids up  for a happier, healthier life...

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  • 02/27/2017 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES

    Eckhart Tolle believes we create and maintain problems because they give us a sense of identity. Perhaps this explains why we often hold onto our pain far beyond its ability to serve us. For this reason, I believe it’s important to check in with yourself occassionally, and make a conscious choice to:..

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  • 02/07/2017 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    We Were Featured on Nick Trujillo’s “think Local!”

    Thanks Nick Trujillo for giving us the opportunity to tell Santa Cruz County locals that we value their health, and how we help alleviate back pain.

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  • 02/07/2017 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    If Mama Ain’t Happy, Ain’t Nobody Happy: a Lesson in Self-care

    In my practice I see a lot of stressed out women. As mothers, wives, educators, caretakers, entrepreneurs, and grandmothers, we give and give and give. And we often forget to nurture ourselves.  When time is short, and life gets busy, the first thing we tend to give up is our own self care...

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  • 01/31/2017 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Choose Welless Over Pain and Live the Life You Love

    Call (831) 291-3330 or request an appointment online to get relief and achieve optimal health No matter your priorities, life is better when you feel good. To feel as good as you can, Golden Chiropractic offers chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, and massage. We believe self-care is the best way to achieve a happy, balanced life. We’re here to help you start and stay on the road to a life well-lived...

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  • Woman bent over a park bench in severe back pain
    01/24/2017 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Pinched Nerve? It's Likely Facet Joint Syndrome

    Patients often come creeping across the lobby. They cling to the counter, leaning towards any surface of security. These patients are unable to stand up straight. These patients are in a lot of pain. They often tell me they think they have a pinched nerve.


    But it's not a pinched nerve, it’s Facet Joint Syndrome.

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  • 01/16/2017 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Medicare Coverage of Chiropractic Care

    We’ve got your Back as you enter your Golden Years. We get a lot of questions about Medicare Coverage for Chiropractic Care. And this blog post will help explain some of the details. If you still have any questions feel free to give us a call...

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  • 01/10/2017 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Slow Down to Speed Up

    Last week I pushed “Pause” on life. I snuck away to the mountains for fresh tracks and precious family time. After the holiday season, I wanted January to be the un-busiest month of the year. I wanted to curl up by the fire and enjoy a good book. I wanted to binge watch something on…

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  • 12/01/2016 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    100 Healthy Years Health Talk

    Join us March 7th at 6pm   Odds are, you’re going to live a long life, and we’d like to talk about planning for your best health. Join us March 7th at 6pm at Golden Chiropractic Office to Learn More Click Here to Let Us Know You’re Coming Dr. Goldi will be sharing her…

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  • 11/01/2016 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    The Flu is Not a Season

    Your Body is a Healing Machine. We humans are set up to survive. Our bodies, for the most part, come equipped with a kind of wise defense system that protects us against invaders. Like all defense systems, it must be maintained under all conditions in order to function properly. This innate intelligence in your body…

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  • 10/27/2016 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Keep Winter Chills Away With Bone Broth

    Fall Nutrition Means Bone Broth The high collagen content of bone broth supports gut health, which is crucial to immune function. That’s what we learned this month from Melissa Pereira Gelin MTCM, L.Ac., one of the acupuncturists who practice at our Golden Chiropractic clinic.   That’s what we love about our team here. All…

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  • 10/26/2016 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Make a Self-care Plan for the Holidays

     Making healthy choices throughout the holiday season is challenging.   Holidays are a busy time of giving, spending time with family, and celebrating with friends. We are bombarded with parties, tempting foods, and opportunities to eat too much. Oh, those cocktails, they are everywhere...

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  • 10/16/2016 - Goldi Jacques-maynes
    Bike to School. Bike to Work

    I’m passionate about promoting activities and organizations that promote healthy active lifestyles for families That is why I support Ecology Action‘s biannual Bike to School Day. I’ve been the on-site coordinator for seven years at Bradley Elementary School (where my children go to school).  I’ve enjoyed watching this program grow at Bradley. This fall we had a record…

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  • woman sitting at a computer, wincing with her hand on her lower back
    10/10/2016 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    6 Tips to Help With Sciatica

    Desk jobs, binge watching, long commutes — it all adds up to some major health risks. Prolonged sitting is linked to several serious illnesses — various types of cancer, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. Prolonged sitting also contributes to low back and leg pain, known as Sciatica.


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  • 09/21/2016 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Is It Crazy That I’m Taking My Child to a Chiropractor?

    “My daughter has the weirdest sleeping positions. One day she woke up with horrible neck pain and she couldn’t move her neck. Dr. Goldi was able to get her in right away. Adjustments and gentle massage really helped.” Ingrid Becker. La Selva Beach, CA A mother asks, “Is it crazy that I’m taking my child…

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  • 09/07/2016 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Transformation Means Committing to Change

    Because Our Motto is “Get Out of Pain and Back Into Life” My name is Dawn Weathersbee. I’ve known Dr. Goldi for years, because of bike racing, and particularly through involvement with Velo Bella about 10 years ago. Currently I create and edit blog, email, and social media content for Golden Chiropractic. As a result of…

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  • 08/23/2016 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    We’ll Help You Stay Active During Your Pregnancy

    Chiropractic care is natural and safe before, during, and after pregnancy. Many pregnant women suffer from low back pain, sciatica and neck tension. Dr. Goldi herself was adjusted throughout her two pregnancies and found significant relief from low back pain and aches associated with a normal pregnancy. This kept her active and doing the work she enjoys, instead of being unhappy and uncomfortable...

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  • 08/11/2016 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Relieve Pain, Move Easier, Feel Better, With Arleen

    We want to offer a huge welcome to Arleen Pietrzak CMT, CPT, who is joining the Golden Chiropractic team. Arleen enjoys helping people relieve pain and feel more comfortable through coaching, education, and body awareness sessions. Much like the Golden Chiropractic team, Arleen loves empowering people to take an active role in healing their…

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  • Man with RockTape H pattern on his neck and upper back
    08/10/2016 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    How Does Rocktape Help With Text Neck?

    Text Neck is a common condition thanks to all the time we spend on our devices. Leaning forward for prolonged periods of time, looking at our phones, causes stress injuries. The poor posture associated with text neck can cause neck and shoulder pain, as well as headaches. As a culture, we need reminders to correct our posture.


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  • 07/28/2016 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Let Us Know When Things Change

    Can’t Make Your Appointment? We Need to Know Effective June 1, 2016  24 Hour Appointment Cancellation Policy Golden Chiropractic has a 24 hour cancellation/rescheduling policy. If you miss, cancel, or change your appointment with less than 24 hours notice of the time of the appointment, you will be charged a fee of $25 payable at…

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  • 07/28/2016 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Golden Chiropractic: an Internal Culture of Wellness

    Veronica Romero is the face you see at the front desk when you visit Golden Chiropractic. When asked by our marketing consultant, DAWN WEATHERSBEE, about her favorite things about working at Golden Chiropractic, Veronica shared that what she loves most about working in our Aptos offices is the culture we have created:

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  • 07/27/2016 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Summer Fun is Good for You

     I’m learning to stand on my head.   Thanks CrossFit Aptos… …for Re-introducing Me to My Core! Last week the mountains were calling…and after many, many attempts I did do a proper headstand. I’m always telling you to work out, take care of yourself, eat properly.  You know why? Because it just makes time with…

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  • 07/13/2016 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Tuck Your Chin to Un-tech Your Neck

    Text Neck is REAL! Text Neck is an overuse or repetitive stress injury from having your head hung forward and down for extended periods of time. As you move your head forward, its weight increases for every degree your ear moves in front of your shoulder. Your head is a ten pound weight, but at…

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  • 07/13/2016 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Dr. Goldi’s Summer Self-care Tips

    Summer is in full swing, and it’s a time of year when we have the opportunity to relax, play outdoors, and generally reconnect to family and ourselves at a more leisurely pace.   Dedicating time to enjoying the long daylight hours and more inviting weather should be a top priority for self-care. Take advantage…

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  • 06/01/2016 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Belly Breathing – for a Happier Version of Me

    Simple Meditation, Wherever, Whenever Three years ago when I was in a significant amount of pain following a back injury I turned to this practice of breathing as a natural way to cope with my pain. Belly breathing is an effective technique that can be used to calm yourself if you experience suffering in life…

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  • 05/28/2016 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Stronger Core: Do It Like a Bug!

    Who knew that when those bugs were on their backs, running their legs in the air, they were getting stronger abs? 

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  • 05/27/2016 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    We Take Our Joy Seriously

    Laughter is Just Part of Our Medicine We are here first and foremost to make you feel great so you can get back out there. We probably laugh so often because we take our own medicine: regular body work, proper nutrition, and regular exercise. If we’ve made you feel good: you’re finding more laughter in…

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  • 05/23/2016 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Upcoming Office Closures

    Self-Care is Important for Care-Givers Too! We never get tired of telling our patients that self-care is not selfish. Well, now it’s time for us to take care of ourselves and bond with our families, too.   We Will Be Closed the Following Days: Memorial Day, May 30th June 6-10th   Call us at 831-291-3330…

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  • 05/23/2016 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Women’s Health & Lifestyle Expo

    Rock Tape, Fish Oil, Chair Massage and Lucky Winners! We had a great time at the 8th Annual Women’s Health & Lifestyle Expo hosted by Dominican Hospital, Physicians Medical Group (PMG) and Dignity Health Medical Group – Dominican. We featured our new Spin To Win wheel and had a chance to meet lots of new…

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  • 05/04/2016 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Need Back Pain Relief? Ask Your Mattress These Questions

     Here’s how to tell if you may need a new mattress.   Is your mattress more than 8-10 years old? It might be time to consider a new one. Do you wake up stiff and sore? You should wake up feeling rested and pain-free. When you roll over in bed do you hear it…

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  • 04/29/2016 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Wow! What a Difference!

    We’re Glad We Made A Difference for Sydney If we’ve made you as happy as we’ve made Sydney, please click on Sydney’s review to leave a review, too!   Great reviews keep us delivering great service to the community! 

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  • 04/27/2016 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Self-care Takes Me Everywhere

    Choose to Become Stronger: Life is More Fun! I was sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. The pain of NOT doing anything. Not exercising. Not taking time for myself. Not making myself a priority became worse than the pain of actually just doing it. Going for it. Trying something new. I tried skiing…

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  • 04/21/2016 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    We Love Rock Tape!

    We LOVE Rock Tape!                   Darlene and Dr. Goldi Attended a Class on FMT Movability Last Sunday 

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  • Happy pain-free mornings begin with your mattress and pillow.
    04/14/2016 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Pillows, mattresses, and pain – they are all related.

    A 2018 study found that, "Sleep quality appears related not only to pain intensity but also to a wide range of patient mood and function factors." In other words, when you don't get a good night's sleep, your pain is worse, and so is your mood. You also can't function as well. While you may have already known that, did you know that the type of back pain you experience should be considered when you go to buy a bed or a pillow?


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  • 04/06/2016 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Need Relief for Back Pain? Consider Your Mattress

    The simple answer is: buy the best mattress you can afford.   You spend ⅓ of your life sleeping. Skimping on your mattress can be bad for your health because and an uncomfortable night’s sleep robs you of energy and may be one of the causes of back and neck pain. Changing your mattress could

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  • 04/05/2016 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Detoxify in 21 Days

    Spring Cleanse at Golden Chiropractic Detoxify in 21 Days Health Classes & Group Detox Monday, April 18 @ 6:30pm Learn about the 21 Day Purification Program and how to make it fun, effective and a life changing experience! Reserve your spot now! 831-359-6286 Led by Carmen McIntyre, L.Ac, AWC

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  • 04/05/2016 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Golden Chiropractic Offers More to Santa Cruz County

    Golden Chiropractic Offers More to Santa Cruz County Having completed one year in it’s new Aptos, California location, Golden Chiropractic has come to know how best to relieve pain and stress for its chiropractic patients and massage clients. Wanting to offer the best treatments, Golden Chiropractic has decided to offer acupuncture this year. We are…

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  • 03/28/2016 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    One Year and Thriving!

     I am Blessed with My Staff and My Patients! This month marks the Golden Chiropractic one year anniversary of our move to Aptos.  I remember lookng into the eyes of my staff, asking them to have faith in our practice, and to move with me. We got a new logo,…

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  • 03/28/2016 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Where Will You Take Your Hydration?

    Sue Smythe is Taking Her Healthy Habits on the Road

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  • 03/24/2016 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Spring Cleanse With Carmen Mcintyre

     Call (831) 359-6286 to Receive Accupuncture with Carmen Spring is the most ideal time to cleanse because all the momentum to bring new life, new growth and warmer days, gives us motivation to clean up and move forward. Use the natural momentum of the season to give your body what…

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  • 03/21/2016 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    You’re in Pain, and It Doesn’t Have to Be That Way

    You’re in Pain, and It Doesn’t Have to be That Way   I get that your body hurts.   I get that you don’t bounce back from those mountain bike crashes like you used to. I get that it doesn’t feel good when you wake up, that rolling out of bed causes lower back pain  that it’s hard to tie your shoes because your spine just doesn’t bend that way anymore. I feel your pain when you describe the dull ache in the small of your back, the sharp pain in your hip when you bend over or twist. I’ve felt the sharp stabbing pain of a rib out of place. Neck pain, low back pain, and shoulder impingement pain. I’ve had all of that...

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  • 03/17/2016 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Golden Chiropractic Welcomes Carmen Mcintyre,

    Call (831) 359-6286 to Receive Accupuncture with Carmen Carmen’s message for Golden Chiropractic Patients: I’m so happy to be joining the Golden Chiropractic team! It’s an honor to be part of this bright, talented, and positive group of people. Being in a setting with various…

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  • 03/14/2016 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Reverse Fly to Reduce Pain and Gain Strength

    Reverse Fly to Reduce Pain and Gain Strength   More Strength and Less Pain for Cyclists, Commuters, and Desk Jockeys                   People who sit in desk jobs for long periods of time can experience burning pain in the upper back due to improper posture and…

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  • 03/04/2016 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Strengthening for the Weight on Your Shoulders

     For Cyclists, Commuters, and Desk Jockeys that Feel Pain in the Upper Body                     Sitting for long periods of time bent over our desks, steering wheels, or handlebars can create upper back pain, severe neck pain, and shoulder pain.  A solution to this often burning pain…

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  • 02/29/2016 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Rock Your Pelvis for Reduced Low Back Pain

    Rock Your Pelvis for Reduced Low Back Pain Rock Out the Pain So You can Rock On! The way we live today, sitting long hours at the computer, or driving long hours for work or to deliever the kids to their activities, can lead to lower back pain. Pregnant women also experince a lot of…

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    02/18/2016 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Stress Less for Better Health

    Stress is an inevitable part of life. Demanding jobs, loved ones that need our attention, traffic, overly packed schedules — stress really can’t be avoided. The truth is, stress will always be here. Keeping stress at a moderate or tolerable level at times can seem impossible.


    The only real solution to stress is learning to avoid it or react positively to it.


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  • 02/17/2016 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is chiropractic? Chiropractic is the largest natural healing art in the world. It is based on spinal manipulation, the chiropractic adjustment, to treat segmental joint dysfunctions. In chiropractic circles, this is often called a subluxation or joint misalignment. If you or your family are being challenged with pain, sickness or dis-ease; there is no…

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  • 01/25/2016 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Set Your Intentions – Then Make a Plan

    Set Your Intentions – Then Make a Plan                     Call (831) 263-1324 to Make Your First Appointment of the New Year.   “If you are clear about your goals and take several steps in the right direction every day, eventually you will succeed. So decide…

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  • 01/12/2016 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Different Treatments for Different Headaches

    Did you know there are several types of headache?

    Most of us feel some headache pain, and pop a pill to make that pain go away. But have you ever thought about the cause of your headaches, and considered treating the cause, not just the symptoms?


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  • 01/12/2016 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Avoid Headaches

    Knowing what gives you a headache will help you prevent getting one.  I often see my patients come in with recurring headaches. A main focus of my practice is helping my patients identify the causes of their pain so they can increase their chances of avoiding it. Here are some tips that have helped my patients who suffer from recurring headaches. Stay…

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  • 01/12/2016 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Chiro Benefits: Use It or Lose It

    Chiro Benefits: Use it or Lose it. As we get closer to the end of the year a lot of companies tend to change the health plans they offer. You may have chiro benefits now and you may not begining Jan 1st.  Don’t forget that even though your calendar year deductible has been met this  it will reset on January 1st...

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    01/12/2016 - GOLDI JACQUES-MAYNES
    Text Neck is an Injury You Can Avoid — Here's How

    Text Neck is an overuse or repetitive stress injury. We are seeing more and more Text Neck as our lives move more and more online. When you your head is hung forward and down for extended periods of time, the weight of your head puts extreme stress on your neck.


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 9053 Soquel Dr A
Aptos, CA 95003


(831) 661-5577
 (831) 851-3502

Opening Hours

Monday 08:30 AM - 06:00 PM

Tuesday Closed

Wednesday 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Thursday 10:00 AM - 07:00 PM

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