Picture of skeleton. Most people equate how healthy they are with how good they feel. However, just because someone feels good does not mean that they are healthy. For example, it is believed that most breast cancers take from 6-8 years to become big enough to be seen on a mammogram or felt upon examination. Also, it is estimated that the first symptom in 40% of men and 53% of women who have a heart attack is death.

Dorland's Medical Dictionary defines "health" as: "A State of optimal physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity." The point is that "feeling good" does not necessarily mean you are healthy. The same is true for symptoms. The presence or absence of pain or other symptoms is not a good indicator of wellness. When present, it is important to investigate the cause of a symptom. However, don't be fooled into thinking that all is perfectly well just because you don't have any symptoms.

It is vital to understand that the nervous system controls and oversees everything in the body. If there is interference in the nerve signals, the body does not function correctly. Many times this interference causes the body to exhibit symptoms. Frequently, symptoms can mimic disease processes. Traditional medical treatment often focuses on ridding patients of their symptoms. Dr. Staggs focuses on finding the cause of the symptoms.

Spinal subluxations (misalignments of vertebrae with nerve dysfunction) interfere with the normal nerve signals that are transmitted between the brain and tissues of the body. This can cause pain, or no pain at all. More importantly though, since subluxations interfere with the normal nerve function, the organs and tissues controlled by the involved nerve(s) do not function properly. As such, many symptoms and disorders, whether there is pain or no pain at all, may be due to spinal subluxations.

Dr. Staggs has successfully treated many conditions that exhibit symptoms over his 20+ years of practice. Some of the more common symptoms he treats are headaches, neck pain, mid back pain, low back pain, sciatica, radiating pains in the arms and legs, spinal stiffness, ringing in the ears, bladder problems, asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, colitis, and countless other issues.

After taking a thorough patient history and performing a complete examination, Dr. Staggs will narrow down the cause of your symptoms and make appropriate treatment recommendations.