The Gonstead System is considered a “gold standard” for chiropractic techniques because of its record of safety and effectiveness in correcting vertebral subluxations. An experienced Gonstead doctor utilizes a detailed analysis, including the following:
The instrument of choice in the Gonstead System is the nervoscope. The nervoscope detects uneven distributions of heat along the spine which can be indicative of inflammation and nerve pressure. We also use a computerized version of the nervoscope, called the Insight Subluxation Station Spinal Scan, which graphs and prints findings.
This is simply the process of feeling (or palpating) your spine in a stationary (or static) position. We will feel for the presence of swelling (or edema), tenderness and any abnormal texture or tightness in the muscles and other tissues of your back.
This process involves feeling the spine while moving and bending it at various angles. This enables us to determine how easily or difficult each segment in your spine moves in different directions.
Visualization is a way to cross reference all the other findings. We are experts in looking for subtle changes in your posture and movement which could indicate any problems.
State of the art digital x-ray enables us to visualize the entire structure of your spine. This is helpful in evaluating the presence of misalignments and postural distortions as well as evaluating joint and disc integrity and ruling out fractures or other disease processes.
When all information is analyzed, a proficient Gonstead doctor will immediately let you know if your health situation is a chiropractic case. If it is not, a referral to the appropriate health provider will be given. If necessary, we are ready to deliver any necessary spinal adjustments. The focus of our adjustment is to be as specific, precise and accurate as possible, addressing only the problem areas (areas of subluxation). Great care is taken to ensure a mechanically correct position and precise thrust to provide the most accurate and painless adjustment possible. It is our goal to restore and maintain optimal health by locating and correcting any interference to the nervous system caused by vertebral subluxation.
Insight Subluxation Station Spinal Scan
If you are interested in becoming a patient, please contact us to talk to one of the doctors or staff. You will be met with warm and positive attitude and we practice by placing you the patient above all else.
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