DISCOVER THE GONSTEAD CHIROPRACTIC ADVANTAGE
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE ANYWAY?
Over the years since Chiropractic was discovered in 1895, by D. D. Palmer, there have arisen many techniques to adjust the spine or musculature, while others focus on nutrition, P.T., or body energy.
The modern Gonstead Chiropractor adjusts the spine and extremities as their primary focus, but with emphasis on nutrition and exercise which complements the overall goal to restore normal nerve function and subsequent health.
THE GONSTEAD SYSTEM
Dr. Clarence S. Gonstead practiced for 55 years in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, where he developed his technique while delivering over four million adjustments during his career. This accumulated knowledge resulted in the most complete method of biomechanical analysis available for use by today’s Doctor of Chiropractic. So why don’t all Chiropractors use this technique? Because the analysis takes more time and mastering the art of delivering a specific adjustment takes a LOT of time and dedication.
The Gonstead Concept of Chiropractic begins with a basic biomechanical principle of physics. The foundation of a structure (in our case the spine) is important in securing its integrity and durability. A slight change or shift in the foundation can cause a significant deviation in the upper parts of the structure and ultimately its collapse.
In the human body, the pelvic girdle makes up the foundation for the spine, and when level, there will be maximum balance and stability. If there is any misalignment of the pelvic area or vertebrae in the spine that are rotated or tilted from their normal position, significant changes can occur in the body.
Nature has a way of self-correcting some of these misalignments through stretching or exercising, but sometimes the disc between the vertebrae can be injured, become swollen, and in time, become degenerated. One often hears this referred to as a herniated, slipped, or ruptured disc. The Chiropractic term for this is SUBLUXATION when it results in a pinching of the nerves that exits the spine between two vertebrae. These compressed nerves interfere with the normal transmission of impulses to the section of the body controlled by these nerves and may result in a long list of health conditions or pain in the involved area.
One of the unique factors of the Gonstead Adjustment is aimed at the correction of the vertebrae on its disc. Not just the posterior joints of the bone you may hear popping while stretching or exercising.
THE GONSTEAD CHIROPRACTOR
The Gonstead Chiropractor goes beyond what many Chiropractors consider a spinal assessment by conducting a thorough analysis of your spine using five criteria to detect the presence of the vertebral subluxation complex.