The Gonstead Difference
Dr. Clarence Gonstead developed a system of how to systematically detect and correct subluxations. The focus of the Gonstead adjustment is to be as specific, precise and accurate as possible, addressing only the problem areas. The Gonstead method requires 5 criteria:
Visualization- We take into account all the information we can get from the patient by simply looking at them. We looking at posture, tissue tone, and symmetry.
Instrumentation- We have multiple instruments we will use throughout your care. The most common one will be a nervoscope. This instrument is able to detect heat differences in your back that result from subluxations. The instrument will be used on every visit and will help the doctor determine where and where not to adjust on that visit.
X-rays- To see is to know, and not to see is to guess. Full spine x-rays are the road map to your health and is one of the most important variables in determining your care.
Symptomatology- Your current symptoms are going to play a big role in dictating your care. Everyone receives individual care and the combinations of all 5 of these criteria help us determine the best care for you.