Chiropractic is a drug-free, physiologically compatible health care that allows the body to heal itself by allowing the nervous system to function better. When nerve interference is removed with gentle chiropractic adjustments, healthy cell metabolism, organ function, and mental and physical well-being are restored. According to the research, that means more energy, better movement, and a stronger immune system. More and more families are choosing chiropractic because no one is ever too young or too old to obtain a healthy nervous system for life.
Only chiropractors are trained to detect and correct vertebral subluxation, which means that if your condition is caused by a subluxation, a chiropractor can help. Chiropractors are focused on correcting the cause of your symptom, not merely covering your symptom. While there are over 200 chiropractic techniques, some have a greater degree of measurable attributes while preserving the philosophy of chiropractic. The Gonstead System is commonly known as the most specific and scientific full spine technique that produces measurable and repeatable results
The disc is very strong in a non-degenerated state; however, repeated twisting and bending can create micro-tears and weaken it. This soft tissue damage leads to swelling and irritates the nearby delicate nerves. Over time if the disc is not properly aligned, it will degenerate significantly affects overall health.
Because chiropractic care directly addresses spinal health and the health of your nerve system, many of your body’s other systems are also affected, indirectly. Your central nervous system – your brain and spinal cord – is your body’s master system. Every other organ, tissue, and cell receives instructions on when and how to do its job from the nerve system, via spinal nerves and smaller nerve branches. Simply put, when your nerve system is not functioning properly your body as a whole will not function properly. You may have pain. You may have symptoms of specific diseases. It is important to address these symptoms. More importantly, it is critical to address possible causes that lie within the nerve system. A healthy nervous system helps ensure good health in your gastrointestinal, cardiopulmonary, endocrine systems, and other systems as well.
We use five criteria to determine which spinal joints are responsible for your condition. Advanced instrumentation accurately determines the exact location of your condition. Postural spinal images are used to determine how the vertebrae and involved disc have misaligned and the direction they must be corrected.
THE SPECIFIC ADJUSTMENT
The Gonstead Technique respects the disc as the primary source of subluxation. Since rotation along with bending is the most damaging movement to the disc, there is no rotation used in the Gonstead adjustment. Adjustments of the neck are performed while seated in a chair with no rotation or twisting involved. Low back adjusting may be performed while side lying on a bench in a comfortable neutral position. Because of the attention to detail and gentle care during the adjustment, it is incredibly safe and effective.
Before and after spinal imaging is an important element of confirming the success or furthering of our focused efforts on the discs to realign the spine toward a healthy normal posture. By correcting the structure of the spine with time and repetition, patients will sustain their results and likely rid themselves of other symptoms, some of which they may have suffered for years. Gonstead is logical, safe, and may be the most complete chiropractic system ever developed. Results vary with each individual case.