Gonstead Chiropractic – What is it?
With Gonstead Chiropractic we can give you the ultimate standard in "hands on" spinal adjusting and this technique remains the leader in chiropractic techniques.
How does Gonstead Chiropractic work?
It’s a non-invasive system of analyzing the body to determine the underlying causes of illness or non-optimum health.
We use various examination procedures such as visualization of spinal posture, and motion. As well as in-depth methods to examine and analyze various factors that can effectively uncover characteristics of full spine and pelvis alignment, neurological effects of the vertebral subluxation(a partial dislocation) and overall health.
What is the Gonstead Chiropractic Procedure like?
Visualization — 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.
Instrumentation — The instrument of choice in the Gonstead System is the Nervoscope. The Nervoscope detects uneven distributions of heat along the spine which can be indicative of inflammation and nerve pressure. This instrument is guided down the length of your back and feels like two fingers gliding down each side of your spine.
Static Palpation — 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.
Motion Palpation — 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 Analysis — X-ray films enable your doctor to visualize the entire structure of your spine. This is helpful in evaluating posture, joint and disc integrity, vertebral misalignments and 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.
Why use Alaska Health Improvement Center?
The reason is quite simple – the Gonstead techniques require a very high level of mastery. In fact, one can look at the Gonstead system as an art form: every single adjustment requires a significant amount of skill, practice, and dedication. Having an experienced Gonstead Chiropractor like Dr. Greg is your best start to a happy, healthy lifestyle.