Natural Pain Relief
Like other medical health-care providers, Dr. Pauline Haugen at Higher Health Chiropractic conducts a patient exam that includes review of the patient’s case history and physical exam, and in many cases requests lab analyses and/or x-rays. Unlike other health-care providers, however, chiropractic physicians also conduct a careful analysis of the patient’s spinal structure and lifestyle.
In our diagnosis, we identify the probable reason for your pain or discomfort. It is important to note that chiropractors seek the origin of the illness in order to eliminate it — we do not simply treat the symptoms. If your roof is leaking, do you simply catch the drips in a bucket for years on end, or do you repair the roof to prevent it from leaking? Similarly, if the migraine headache you’ve had all week is being caused by misaligned vertebra and an irritated nerve, do you continue to take pain killers indefinitely, or do you realign the vertebra to prevent the pain? You get the picture.
Wellness is a state of optimal conditions for normal function and then some. The wellness approach is to look for underlying causes of any disturbance or disruption (which may or may not be causing symptoms at the time) and make whatever interventions and lifestyle adjustments would optimize the conditions for normal function.
What truly differentiates doctors of chiropractic from any other healthcare professionals is the fact that chiropractors are the only professionals who are trained to diagnose and treat what are called spinal subluxations. In order to be truly healthy, it is vital that your nervous system be functioning free of interference from subluxations. Chiropractors are the only health professionals trained in the detection, location, and correction of the vertebral subluxation through chiropractic care. Once these interferences are reduced, improved health is the natural consequence. Who doesn’t want that?