Performance Chiropractic, Dr. Rick Duenas

Performance Chiropractic, Dr. Rick Duenas


Just a heads up everyone. I called Spectrum this morning because our phones are down. Their server went down nationwide. They tried to go to their backup and that failed as well. They've been working on it since 6am eastern time. They have no ETA as of yet. He said maybe noon our time, and we will know before they do because we will randomly start getting calls. Please text us for now. We are not ignoring your calls! -PC Team
So I took a couple weeks off social media after the , not because things didn't play out how I wanted them to, but just wanted to focus on take a break and breath with my family before starting back with another training cycle. Yeah, I got frustrated with the outcome, but there are a lot of things that I took from it that is gold. How 909 felt on my back leaves me with smiles, securing 600lb bench after having 900 on my back raises my confidence to continue doing so, and just how important my crew is to me. Injured my shoulder a bit most likely on that rushed 2nd attempt squat, but all and all come out injury free. I wish nothing more than all the competitors who did get injured a speedy recovery. It was an honor to compete on that stage with those athletes. Got to thank , , , the judges, the spotters, and all the volunteers for inviting me and making this such a spectacular event. I would like to thank and for coming out to coach and handle me. I thank you both for your time. Tommy Moormiester for always getting in my head on the platform for years now. and for their wrist wraps! for this bomb ass video! Will definitely be hitting you up for more business! Please go check him out! My amazing sponsors Nubreed Nutrition Team HMB General Leathercraft Mfg. Inc Performance Chiropractic, Dr. Rick Duenas for always having my back. My Lock It Out Barbell . I love you guys and couldn't have a better support system. Last but not least my queen, would not be who I am, where I am, or strong as I am without this woman doing what she does behind the scenes and filling my mind, body, and soul with love! Got 3rd, but hey, made some new friends and new memories. I will be back and "that meet" is coming I can promise you that. New mission and time to finally buckle down and shred down to the 308s/275s.
Thank you Dr D for getting my migraine to go away, and fixing what you could. Unfortunately like you said, I need surgery. ASAP. He said he put a rush on it and extremely urgent to my insurance company. I am so thankful for keeping me mobile and out of pain for so many years you are amazing. Love you and your team. I will be back after surgery for physical therapy because I trust you guys and you are so knowledgeable and care so much. Performance Chiropractic is the best.
Last night bench session: 545/584/611 PR. 4 weeks out 😈😈
I have been going back and fourth about loading training videos and not loading videos and just showing pics for this meet for gamesmanship of it all, but I'm just enjoying the process so it's hard not to. Bench is finally getting back on track with elbows not acting up. Feeling very strong coming into peaking at this portion of training. Got at least 1 more heavy session before we shut it down. Big shoutout to my team holding me down at it out barbell session after session. Shoutout to my coach for rewiring my ass and my mindset. Shoutout to my sponsors:
Nubreed Nutrition
Team HMB
General Leather Craft Mfg
Performance Chiropractic, Dr. Rick Duenas
Got adjusted today, 40 weeks pregnant and it feels just as good as before being pregnant! Thanks Doc! Hopefully this gets my little guy moving!
Week 8 top set at Lock It Out Barbell

Bench - 551x3
Deads - 672x5

Thoughts: just one of those weeks. Even though I was sick I'm not going to make excuses for it. I just put my head down and went to work and got the most out of it that I could. My bench suppose to be 551 for 5, got lose from the 1st rep, all uphill from there in and out of my groove. Just a bad technical set. My pulls lol. The whole set I literally was trying to keep doing food from spraying on my team. It got worse and worse every rep lol. I put down the 4th and let it settle in. The wife shutdown the video and was trying to take care of me, but I took a second and finished the last 2 reps then headed inside to unload lol. Hey, this is reality. Not always going to be pretty, but it's still a step toy have to get through to get where you are going. Not always a PR day or something your completely satisfied with, but as long as you keep pressing you are making progress. Got a solid crew around me that we all keep each other accountable. Through thick n thin we put in work.

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Performance Chiropractic, Dr. Rick Duenas
Lock It Out Barbell

Bench day
Top sets:
-500lbs for 9
-405lbs paused for 10

Lost breath control leading into 8. Wanted 10 just wasn't there today. It will come. 15 is the long term goal but just wasn't there tonight.

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Team HMB
Performance Chiropractic, Dr. Rick Duenas
Lock It Out Barbell

A little birdie told us there is a very important event tomorrow!
I think I found your man cave, it is located at 1055 Columbia Way, #106-- best place to hang loose in town :-)
**LOWER EXTREMITY TRIGGER-POINT THERAPY CLASS** TUESDAY, MARCH 15th, 2016, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. $49 per attendee. Limited to 6 attendees and must RSVP. 3 spaces available. (661) 942-5000.
May I still apply for a position at your great facility?? It's January is your company in need of a new CMT?
My bones are in alignment thanks to Dr Rick and our favorite assistant Jessica.

A huge THANK YOU to all of the participants who attended our Trigger-Point Therapy Workshop Module 1 this week!! Good fun group and good times.

Next workshop will be held on Thursday, October 20th at 6 pm. For more information, contact our office.


Do not underestimate the importance and the power of a finely tuned nervous system, of which can be positively affected by a proper chiropractic adjustment!


Thank you all who attended our Trigger-Point Therapy Workshop last week. Hope you had fun and learned a thing or two. Stay tuned for our upcoming next workshop in 2-3 weeks. Exact date to be announced soon. Have a great holiday weekend!


Correcting posture involves assessing and identifying a variety of factors, including x-rays for osseous (bone) misalignments and structural abnormalities, assessing foot structure for low/high arches, and assessing for a wide variety of different soft tissue changes that can happen over time, or through trauma, and that directly affect posture both short term and long term.

Posture truly is a window to health on so many levels. If you start to notice chances in your posture, get it checked out!


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Forward head posture isn’t just an aesthetic issue.

This type of presentation is associated with increased mortality and morbidity issues. It is a slow process and one in which gravity works against you due to the weight of the skull progressing forward from the center of your body.

If you suspect or are sure this is happening to you, get help sooner than later to start the correction process.

We can help.


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A super huge SHOUT OUT to our Office Manager and superstar Massage Therapist CYNTHIA who today has now been with the Performance Chiropractic Team for 7 years!!!

This office would not be what it is without Cynthia, who always gives 100% in not only helping run the many aspects of the office, but also in her health care service through therapeutic massage for the benefit of her clients., who lover and continue to come back.

We are blessed to have her and THANK her deeply for the quality of service she provides and has provided all these years. We are lucky to have her and hope to enjoy her company for many more years to come!!


-Dr. D.


Forward Head Posture?

The medical review literature substantiates that "For every inch of forward head posture, it can increase the weight of the head by and additional 10 pounds". When so, posture then has a negative affect on spinal pain, headaches, arthritis, soft tissue problems (triggers points, fascial adhesions, spasms, etc.), cranio-madibular joint effects, blood pressure, pulse, and even lung capacity!

How do we determine this? We do so through clinical postural analysis and through weight-bearing X-rays.

Concerned about your posture? Contact us.


Happy 4th of July!!!

Our office will be closed today for the holiday. Tuesday is our usual day off. We return Wednesday morning at 10 am.

Be safe out there everyone. Enjoy!


In need of a Sports Physical?

At Performance Chiropractic we treat and deal with athletes on a daily basis. We understand athletic injuries and athletic needs.

We offer sports physicals By Appointment or on a Walk-In Basis. Cost is $25.

Please bring forms with you and ensure that your portion is already filled out prior to coming to the office. If you DON'T have forms available to you, we can provide the usual and standard PPE (Pre-participation Physical Evaluation) form that is provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

To contact us, preferably please call or text (661) 942-5000.

For walk-ins, we are located at:
Performance Chiropractic
1055 West Columbia Way, Suite 106
Lancaster, CA 93534


Previously posted some time ago. A good reminder nevertheless!


Well......listening to music CAN certainly be a bit risky!!:-)


One of the biggest challenges for any office is ensuring that patients will comply with at home care. We initially use passive therapies to control pain and increase range of motion, but only with the goal to have the patient engage in active care and to return to pain free normal activities. This requires consistent at-home care, as recommended, on the part of the patient. For optimal success we TEAMWORK between doctor and patient:-).



Your body will outlast an expensive handbag. Invest in yourself ! You live in your body it takes care of you. You should take care of it.


On behalf of the Performance Chiropractic team we'd like to wish all the the dad's out there a wonderful and safe Father's Day! Enjoy your time with your family and appreciate life to the fullest.

Happy Father's Day!!

We return to the office tomorrow morning (Monday) @ 10 am.

Timeline photos 06/13/2022

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Fascia: The long-overlooked tissue that shapes your health 06/07/2022

Fascia: The long-overlooked tissue that shapes your health

In the last several years, one of our most effective treatments has been those that center around treating FASCIA and the many issues we know, and continue learning about, that can occur to it (adhesions, tears, thickening, shortening, etc.).

HOWEVER, fascial issues cannot be seen on an x-ray, MRI, or CT scan. Some fascial problems can be seen with high frequency ultrasound. Most issues are found through clinical testing and during a fascial treatment itself, where we use specialize tools to detect lesions.

Below is a good article that speaks on the topic.

If you have unresolved neck, mid back, low back, shoulder, ankle, knee, or foot issues.......fascial problems may be contributing.

For further information, contact our office.

Fascia: The long-overlooked tissue that shapes your health The connective tissue that surrounds your muscles and organs, known as fascia, has always been ignored – but new insights suggest it holds the key to tackling chronic pain and immune dysfunction


Good evening!

This is a quick reminder that Dr. Duenas will be out of the office Wednesday 6/8/22 thru Wed 6/15/22 and RETURNING THURSDAY 6/16/22 at our usual 10 am.

Massage therapy sessions will continue throughout the week BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Staff will be monitoring our text messages throughout the week, so please feel free to contact our office as needed.

Timeline photos 06/02/2022

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Timeline photos 05/31/2022

We just received another great review on Google:


In observance of Memorial Day our office will be closed today, Monday 5.30.22. We will also be closed on Tuesday, as this is our usual day off.

We return WEDNESDAY, 6/1/22 @ 10 am.


Great post from Dr. Monique Andrews, a fellow chiropractor.

Most patients initially only understand and think about chiropractic as what is on depicted on the top picture.

In time, as they learn the true value of chiropractic care and understand the bottom picture, it is then that they routinely come in with a far deeper understanding of how chiropractic affects their overall health.......beyond simply "getting cracked".


Myofascial Decompression is a great and yet still underutilized soft tissue therapy!

Our massage therapists are well versed in this modality and results are usually phenomenal due to its effect on fascia.

For more information or to book a session, please message/text us at (661) 942-5000.

Another successful MFD session! Myofascial Decompression is a form of what is traditionally known as "cupping". However, with MFD the focus is more on assessing and correcting musculoskeletal movement inefficiencies and in addressing connective tissue dysfunctions, which can include fascial adhesions, trigger-points, scar tissue and others.


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Photos from Performance Chiropractic, Dr. Rick Duenas's post 05/17/2022

Alright, alright.......I don't have any tattoos, but if I did get one, it would HAVE to be something like this!!! Very cool!


On behalf of Performance Chiropractic, our team would like to wish all the moms out there a heartfelt HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!

"MOTHER LOVE is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible". - Marion C. Garretty

Timeline photos 05/03/2022

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Timeline photos 05/01/2022

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Timeline photos 04/29/2022

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Straight up smart kid:-).

There are too many health and spinal benefits for you to miss you appt.

See ya at the office!

Best Ways to Sit with Lower Back Pain (from an Ergonomist) 04/18/2022

Best Ways to Sit with Lower Back Pain (from an Ergonomist)

Good article on the best ways to sit when you have lower back pain:

Best Ways to Sit with Lower Back Pain (from an Ergonomist) If you suffer from back pain, certain sitting postures can greatly aggravate your condition, while others can bring relief. Learn the best ways to sit with back pain.



Tax season is upon us and stress levels are certainly up!! A therapeutic massage won't help you get taxes done, but it surely will help you relax and deal better with the stress of it all.

Let us help! Please enjoy $10 OFF of our regularly priced $75 1-hr. therapeutic massage by mentioning this Facebook ad. Service must be purchased between today 4.12.22 thru Monday, 4.18.22. Once purchased, your session needs to be used by Friday, 4.29.22.

REMEMBER to mention this Facebook ad to get your discount!! (661) 942-5000

Existing Clients: Call or text us to reserve your spot!
New Clients: Call our office or use the link below:

Timeline photos 04/07/2022

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A warm thank you to all of our patients who participated in last night's Trigger-Point Therapy Module 1 class. Good times! As always, we hope you learned something!!

Next class will be in 2-3 weeks. Dates will be announced as soon as we pin down a date.

Thanks again!


Dr. D plugged into his foam roller and meditating on tonight's Module 1 Trigger-Point Therapy Class:-)

Full house!

Bring it on!


Cervical pain is all too common these days and as such, patients naturally seek symptomatic relief through medication, injections, heat/ice, topical remedies, massage, chiropractic adjustments, TENS, and others.

ALL of these may have their time and place and have and have been shown to provide relief. However, NONE of these will correct underlying structural issues as seen below. The red lines reveal the shape of this patient's neck curve. The green line shows what a NORMAL neck curve SHOULD be!

When the underlying structure is abnormal as shown below, the stress and load to surrounding tissues (disc, nerves, ligaments, tendons, muscles, fascia, etc.) is always present and always causing distress to these tissues to some degree. In most cases, even if not currently symptomatic, it is merely a matter of time when they likely will be.

The best answer for the patient is to treat BOTH.........meaning treat both the symptoms AND the underlying structural pathology.

To correct this neck curve, we utilize cervical extension traction units, both at home and in-office (if need be) using specific devices, not unlike how braces work with teeth. As correction happens, stress comes off the tissues and real healing begins.

If you have unresolved neck pain or questions regarding this topic, feel free to contact our office.

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1055 W Columbia Way Ste 106
Lancaster, CA

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Monday 10am - 1pm
2:30pm - 7pm
Tuesday 10am - 1pm
2:30pm - 6:30pm
Wednesday 10am - 1pm
2:30pm - 7pm
Thursday 10am - 1pm
2:30pm - 7pm

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