The quality and success of the Gonstead Chiropractic Technique are from the many years of clinical research by Clarence S. Gonstead. He is known for his world-famous clinic, The Gonstead Clinic of Chiropractic, in Mt Horeb, WI.
Dr. Gonstead practiced for 55 years and delivered over 4 million adjustments to patients who saw him from all over the world. Through the success of his chiropractic care, he was able to create the most complete method of biomechanical analysis used by doctors of chiropractic today.
The Gonstead technique is a much more advanced technique that requires extensive training to master, which is why all doctors of chiropractic aren’t utilizing this technique. Gonstead doctors conduct a thorough analysis of your spine using five criteria to detect the presence of subluxation (misalignment) in your spine.
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How The Gonstead Chiropractic Plan Works
The body works as one unit. We cross-reference our findings to get a more complete diagnosis. Our chiropractors are experts at identifying subtle postural changes and compensations in your movement that may indicate any problems.
We guide a Nervoscope down the spine to identify areas of inflammation and nerve pressure along the spine by detecting uneven heat distributions. This instrument is painless, feeling like two fingers gliding down each side of your spine.
3. Static Palpation
Palpation is simply the act of feeling the spine. While stationary, your chiropractor will feel for swelling, tenderness, and irregular texture or tightness in the muscles and tissues of your back. These issues are abnormal and indicate an area of concern.
4. Motion Palpation
In addition to feeling the spine in a static position, we also want to palpate the spine while it’s moving and bending at different angles. Through motion palpation, Dr. Joel and Dr. Jeremiah can assess how the quality of movement in each segment of the spine.
5. X-Ray Analysis
X-rays give us the best picture of the entire spinal structure. They are critical in evaluating posture, vertebral misalignments, and joint and disc integrity. X-rays also help us rule out pathologies or fractures that may be contributing to your condition.
Utilizing these 5 criteria with every patient at every appointment in our office is what has contributed to the profound results we have been able to get with our patients in the Omaha community and beyond. Even some of the most complicated and severe cases that were deemed ‘hopeless’ by a specialist, we have been able to help those patients, too, experience results. We take pride in utilizing the Gonstead technique and continue to study and train on mastering it more and more.