The mission of a Gonstead Chiropractor is:
To remove interference from God-given health potential, thus reducing sickness and suffering.
Do you or someone you love experience any of these symptoms? Learn how we can help!
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Elbow pain
- Herniated disc
- Hip pain
- Knee pain
- Low back pain
- Neck pain
- Pain between shoulders
- Pinched nerve
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Shin splints
- Shoulder pain
- Sinus problems
- Sleeping problems
- Spinal fracture
- Spinal surgery
- Sports injury
Every cell, tissue, organ and system of the body is controlled and regulated by the nervous system. In 1895, chiropractic was founded based upon this very fact.
A properly functioning nervous system allows for a properly functioning body.
A close relationship exists between the nervous system and the spine. Any of the 24 movable bones of the spine can have an irritative effect on the nerves exiting the spinal cord. Many everyday activities can cause these spinal bones to lose both proper position and motion leading to nervous system irritation. Doctors of chiropractic refer to this as subluxation.
Dr. Clarence S. Gonstead
Dr. Gonstead practiced chiropractic from 1923 until 1978. he decided to become a chiropractor after chiropractic adjustments allowed his body to heal from a painful, crippling episode of rheumatoid arthritis. Using his background in mechanical engineering and extensive hours studying cadaver spines, he developed a unique approach to applying chiropractic care. His application brought him national and international acclaim with such references as the “chiropractor’s chiropractor” and “miracle man”.
The Mayo Clinic in Minnesota would refer patients to his clinic in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin (population 1800 at the time). His clinic is still the largest to have existed. Dr. Gonstead’s brilliant mind and lifelong experience of treating over a million patients enabled him to develop and refine his technique, which is now taught and practiced by doctors of chiropractic worldwide.
How a Gonstead Chiropractor Performs an Analysis:
- Visualization – The Gonstead doctor looks for subtle changes in posture, movement and gait.
- Static palpation – The doctor feels for any swelling, tenderness, or abnormal texture or tightness in the muscles and soft tissues.
- Motion palpation – The doctor guides the patient through their able range of motion while feeling how each individual joint is moving.
- Instrumentation – A hand held thermocouple instrument is used to measure unequal heat distribution along the spine. Excessive localized heat can indicate inflammation and nerve irritation.
- X-ray – X-rays are taken weight bearing and are used to look for any disease process, fracture, posture, biomechanics, joint and disc integrity and vertebral misalignment.
After this thorough analysis, if it is determined that you have a subluxation, the doctor will prescribe specific adjustments. The Gonstead approach is the gold standard for specificity and safety in chiropractic. Only the problem area is adjusted in only the direction needed. These adjustments are precise, effective, gentle and painless. Many who have had negative experiences with other adjusting techniques respond quite favorably to the Gonstead system of chiropractic.
While I cannot guarantee results, I can guarantee satisfaction. If you are not pleased with the quality of care you receive, please speak with me and I will make the appropriate referral, and you will be promptly refunded.
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