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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”

Are you as healthy as you would like to be? Do you have aches and pains, fatigue, brain fog, maybe something more serious than that? Do you want to know how chiropractic adjustments and a chiropractic lifestyle can help?

We are born to be healthy. Our body’s natural state is wellness until it is overwhelmed by the stress of everyday life. That stress can be physical, chemical or emotional. Today life has become more pathologically stressful than ever before.

The job of the nervous system is to comprehend your environment and to adapt. Symptoms, like pain, mean your nervous system cannot comprehend a better way to address your stress.

Since its beginning in 1895 chiropractic focused on physical, chemical, and emotional stress. Over time an adjustment by a chiropractor has been distorted by many to a simplified “crack the back” profession, and sometimes that works.

I know, though, that if all three stresses are present in the nervous system, then a spinal adjustment may not be enough to restore optimal function to the nervous system. For that reason I use techniques that have evolved out of the Applied Kinesiology field to help restore optimal nervous system function.

Allow me to ask you a question: “Would you rather face this pathologically stressful lifestyle with, or without, an optimally functioning nervous system?”

Chiropractic adjustments restore optimal function to the nervous system. Then the nervous system can direct your innate intelligence to clear up your aches and pains, fatigue, and brain fog – unless too many underlying stresses remain after the adjustment.

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.

For the skeptics I have computerized technology in the form of heart rate variability, thermal, and surface electromyography scans to illustrate the changes your nervous system makes.

Spokane Chiropractor Treatments – Subluxation Defined

chiropractor working on spineI 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 therapyCold 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.

Computerized Nervous System Exams

Essential to our comprehensive approach to chiropractic is the remarkable technology embodied in our Insight Subluxation Station. With it, we are able to establish a reliable, scientifically valid, quantitative, multidimensional representation of their patient’s condition; something never before possible. This enables us to analyze a patient’s condition more
accurately, communicate the findings more effectively, and to track the effectiveness of treatment.

Our computerized nervous system exams can help track the progress of your overall wellness. We test your nervous system using Insight Millennium
surface emg, thermal scans, and heart rate variability tests.

computer nervous system exams


Nutrition Counseling

nutrition counselingOur 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!