I treat the spine and nervous system. No action, process, chemical pathway, or even emotion happens within you except for the action of your nervous system. A spine without normal motion, chiropractic subluxation, means messages from the nervous system to the body are interfered with.
Ask yourself, “Do I function better, or worse, when messages from brain to body have interference?”
The answer is obvious, no interference is better. With subluxation the nervous system cannot function at 100%. Subluxation of the spine is the underlying cause of many of our ailments.
I also want to know, “What is the underlying cause of the subluxation?” Tests for the 6 Interferences to Wellness show the underlying causes. I also use computerized testing to evaluate the spine and nervous system for the underlying cause of your condition.
I do not treat specific conditions, however, I do treat people with all sorts of conditions. When the 6 Interferences to Wellness are corrected I find that most patients are able to become healthier, no matter what their diagnosed health challenge is. The best news is they get healthier without drugs and surgery.
Listed below are some procedures I use to evaluate and treat for the 6 Interferences to Wellness.
Chiropractic Adjustment – force applied to the bones in any joint of the body, most notably the spine to reduce and remove subluxation. Spinal adjustments decrease nerve interference in the body and allow maximum human potential to be expressed more freely. Adjustments can be in the traditional style, or low force, gentle methods with instruments.
Arthrostim – an adjusting instrument that rapidly sends impulses into the spine to correct subluxations and restore motion. This is a safe and comfortable adjusting method for those who have fear of traditional chiropractic methods..
Activator – is an adjusting instrument that delivers a single rapid impulse to a specific segment of the spine to correct subluxations and restore motion..
Torque Release Integrator – like the Activator, is an adjusting instrument that delivers a single rapid impulse to a specific segment of the spine to correct subluxations and restore motion. It differs from the Activator in that the impulse it delivers has a rotational component..
Percussor Therapy – a handheld instrument that vibrates and percusses to send waves of energy through your tissues to relieve chronic stress or tension in the muscles and joints..
- Safe - statistics show chiropractic to be thousands of times safer than aspirin or ibuprofen.
- Scientific - new research validates chiropractic monthly.
- Treatment - of the cause not the symptom.
- Great for Kids - colic, chronic ear infections, asthma, ADHD, bedwetting have all responded to chiropractic care.
- Gentle - In addition to traditional chiropractic adjusting methods, our office uses low force methods that gently tap the vertebra back into place.
- A Lifestyle - My initial exam includes questions and tests about diet, exercise, stress, medications, and energy levels because I want you to have every advantage in your pursuit of a healthy state that moves you away from wearing and tearing down.
- Right for You if – You are unhappy with your health, or have tried other treatments unsuccessfully, or believe that the power that made the body heals the body.
How Much Do You Know About Chiropractic?
- Why does your chiropractor adjust you? A chiropractic adjustment removes subluxations from your spine.
- What is a subluxation? A subluxation is a misaligned vertebra (bone in the spine) that causes muscle imbalance, bone degeneration (arthritis), and most importantly; nervous system interference that causes the body to function improperly and eventually can lead to poor health.
- What causes subluxation? Any combination of physical stress, like falls or getting hit; emotional stress, like anger, fear or guilt; chemical stress, such as pollution, bad foods, alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, (how many more can you name?).
- What is nervous system interference? Millions of instructions flow from your brain down your spinal cord and out to every organ, gland muscle and other cells in your body. Signals sent back to your brain confirm whether your body is working correctly. Nervous system interference is anything that interrupts the instructions or the signals returning to the brain. Subluxation is a primary cause of nervous system interference.
- Do subluxations hurt? Like early stages of tooth decay, cancer, or heart disease subluxation can be present before the warning signals appear.
- Is chiropractic safe for newborns and kids? Even “natural” childbirth methods can affect an infant’s spine. Colic, unusual crying, poor appetite, ear infections, erratic sleeping habits may be signs of spinal distress/subluxation and nervous system interference. Chiropractic is the safe natural way of treating children.
We also want to serve your family. Please make an appointment for all of the members of your family to come in for a free subluxation station scan. That way we can see whether they are in need of care. Discounted family plans are available to help you afford wellness care.
View a video of some typical chiropractic adjustments:
To find out if chiropractic is right for you call for an appointment today.
Dr. Pat Dougherty, 509-327-4373