The Gonstead technique is known to be one of the most effective and safe adjusting options, making it ideal for children, pregnant women, and the elderly. This technique uses five specific criteria to detect misalignments in your spine that cause nerve interference and irritation. Our chiropractors are highly knowledgeable regarding this technique, allowing us to gain an in-depth understanding of a patient's individual musculoskeletal condition.
- X-Rays - First, x-rays are taken of your entire spine. This allows us to identify any fractures, posture problems, joint or disc integrity issues, misalignments, or other symptoms of disease or injury.
- Static Palpation - The next step is to feel along your spine while it is in a static (non-moving) position. During this step we look for any indication of swelling, tenderness, or tightness.
- Motion Palpation - After feeling your spine at rest, we feel it while it is being moved and bent at various angles. This process allows us to recognize any spinal segment that is moving with difficulty.
- Visualization - The final step is to look at all of the findings and compare the results.
After the evaluation is complete, we are able to perform a highly focused and precise spinal adjustment. Utilizing the Gonstead technique results in a more accurate and effective evaluation and adjustment of our patient's spine.
With a more accurate understanding of the condition of a patient's spine, we are able to perform highly-effective chiropractic treatments for long-lasting pain relief. Additionally, the Gonstead technique assists our doctors in studying the root of the problem, enabling to address the source of the pain rather than simply the symptoms.
If you're experiencing pain or would like to improve your overall health, our experienced chiropractors are here to help. Contact us today to learn more about the Gonstead technique, or to schedule an appointment.