The Gonstead chiropractor utilizes many tools of analysis to determine the specific cause of a problem/disease. The Gonstead approach to chiropractic is unique in that it is specific, both in analyzing and in treating the patient. The reason for that is because the nerve supply at one level can be very different from that at another level. So we must determine which nerve root is being affected the most due to the presence of a vertebral subluxation (spinal misalignment resulting in nerve disturbance creating a problem).
Our approach is multi-disciplined. We take full-spine x-rays and then measure the films so as to determine the proper biomechanics of the body. In addition to full-spine x-rays, the patient receives a Nervoscope evaluation which measures heat differentials to help determine the specific nerve root that is being impinged upon. We will also perform static and motion palpation to assist us in determining which joint is fixated.
The focus of the Gonstead adjustment is to be as specific, precise and accurate as possible. Great care is taken to differentiate between the cause and the compensating vertebrae. It is our goal to help you strive for optimal health. We can do that by locating and correcting interference to the nervous system caused by vertebral subluxation.
It is estimated that only 20% of all chiropractors practice according to the Gonstead Difference.