Pat Dougherty, D.C. Spokane Chiropractor, Cold Laser Therapy, Chiropractic Lifestyle Advocate – Thrive, Don’t Just Survive!
If this is your first time here, please check the video below for a special message from Dr. Pat Dougherty, D.C.
My name is Pat Dougherty. I have been a chiropractor since 1994 and practiced in Spokane since 2005. Over 800 hundred hours of continuing education have shaped me since graduation. I get great joy from the people that entrust me to help them explore their wellness concerns, and from the realization that they are my teachers. The way I practice is ever-expanding because I never stop learning. Every year i am a better chiropractor than I was the year before.
The heart and soul of chiropractic is the chiropractic adjustment. However in this pathologically stressful world people often need more than adjustments. For that reason i have spent the necessary time to study nutrtion and other lifestyle factors that can deal with underlying factors that often cause people not respond as well to adjustments as we would like.
The result of these experiences is a practice that offers care for:
- those who just want to get out of pain
- childhood health problems
- pregnancy care for women
- sports injury care for pain relief and performance enhancement
- those who want a healthier, happier lifestyle that looks beyond just the symptoms
I will be honored when you give me the opportunity to put over 20 years of experience as a chiropractor to work for you. My current practice utilizes much more than the traditional chiropractic adjustment. My approach is to understand a person’s goals, then use whatever tools are necessary to help them turn on the healing light of comprehension. Then they are free to eliminate the combination of physical, chemical and emotional stresses that prevent them from having the healthiest life possible.
My mission is to educate. I want to live to see the world change from a sick care society to a wellness society. Society’s view of health, illness and wellness must change for us to become a wellness society. I want to be the one to guide a patient into a healthier, happier lifestyle that addresses the underlying factors that caused them to seek a natural health care provider, a chiropractor, in the first place. Then a whole new world can open; a world of increased clarity, happiness, and energy; better digestion, sleep and much more. The possibilities are incredible and open-ended.
So, if you have aches and pains, fatigue, brain fog, maybe something more serious find out if a chiropractic lifestyle can help. For many patients I do much more than adjust their spines to correct the effects of physical trauma. When needed, I evaluate further for:
- Trapped emotional stress
- Electrical pollution
- Allergy and sensitivity
- Nutritional deficiency and excess
- Toxic overload
The choices we make everyday determine how much of this universe we get to experience. Those choices can either support a healthy optimally functioning nervous system, or not. The work I do reveals holes in that nervous system, then shows you how to patch those holes. When you patch the holes you begin the process of restoring your self to your natural state, health.
Spokane Chiropractor Treatments - Subluxation Defined
I use various chiropractic techniques to help your back, neck, and entire nervous system. These include: chiropractic adjustment by hand, arthrostim impulse adjustments, activator adjustments, torque release integrator adjustments, and vibracussor therapy. The objective of all of these techniques is to reduce and eliminate chiropractic subluxation in the body. A chiropractic subluxation is a situation when a bone in the spine, also known as a vertebra, loses it's inherent vibratory oscillation. When this happens the receptors on the spine no longer communicate coherently with the brain. This means the nervous system does not receive the input it needs to comprehend the body's environment in a way that allows the nervous system to adapt, in the most constructive manner, to whatever stresses the environment presents at that moment. The result is that the innate healing wisdom of the body is compromised. When a subluxation remains uncorrected long enough symptoms and named conditions will present. When a subluxation is corrected, then the innate healing wisdom can return and give the body a chance to heal itself. Chiropractic adjustments correct subluxations.
Cold Laser Therapy
Cold laser therapy stimulates ATP production which is necessary for all healing body functions. It also stimulates cellular membrane activity. The cellular membrane is the brain of the cell. It uses the laser energy to normalize cell activity which may decrease pain and inflammation, and increase range of motion. Our cold lasers are state of the art and deemed safe by the FDA. Cold laser therapy is part of our whole body wellness approach to chiropractic treatment.
Our bodies need fuel to work efficiently. The degree of health we have is largely dependent on the quality of fuel we put into our bodies. Bad fuel = bad performance. That is only part of the nutrition story, though. A person's allergies and sensitivities may mean a healthy food is bad for a person. The result is nutritional deficiency, or excess, can cause almost any health issue. We offer nutrition counseling to help you understand what is "good nutrition" for you. Contact your Spokane chiropractic specialist, Dr. Pat Dougherty, today!