Until now, you may have thought that all chiropractors "do the same thing" and "adjust the same way."
The fact is, it just isn't so!
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.
Visualization is a way to cross-reference all the other findings. Your chiropractor is an expert in looking for subtle changes in your posture and movement, which could indicate any problems.
The instrument of choice in the Gonstead System is the Nervoscope. The Nervoscope detects uneven distributions of heat along the spine, indicating inflammation and nerve pressure. It is guided down the length of your back and feels like two fingers gliding down each side of your spine.
This is simply the process of feeling (or palpating) your spine in a stationary (or static) position. Your chiropractor 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 the chiropractor to determine how easily or difficult each segment in your spine moves in different directions.
X-ray films enable your doctor to visualize the entire structure of your spine. This helps evaluate posture, joint, and disc integrity, and vertebral misalignments, ruling out any pathologies or recent fractures that may be present or contributing to the patient's condition. These full-spine radiographs are taken in the standing, weight-bearing position to fully substantiate the examination findings.
Also known as (Symptomatology), one of the first things our doctors will do with you is…talk. Chiropractic care is uniquely tailored to you. By learning what help you are looking for, as well as understanding past issues and future goals, we will give you the specific care you require.
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