Gonstead Technique

For patients with specific and localized spinal problems.

What is the Gonstead Technique?

The Gonstead technique is a specific method of chiropractic treatment developed by Dr. Clarence S. Gonstead in the mid-20th century. It’s known for its precise and thorough approach to diagnosing and treating spinal issues. Here’s a bit more about it:

1. Detailed Analysis

The Gonstead chiropractor uses various methods to analyze the spine, like x-ray analysis, feeling the spine by hand (static palpation), and observing the patient’s movement (motion palpation).

2. Specificity

The technique focuses on being very specific. The chiropractor will identify exactly which vertebra is misaligned and adjust only that one. This is different from some other chiropractic methods that might adjust several vertebrae.

3. Adjustment Technique

The adjustments in Gonstead are done by hand. The chiropractor uses a precise thrust to correct the misaligned vertebra. They might use different positions to target the problem area effectively.

4. Temperature Gradient Studies

Using a Nervoscope or similar instrument, the chiropractor can detect uneven distributions of heat along the spine, which might indicate inflammation and nerve pressure.

5. Foundation Principle

Gonstead chiropractors consider the pelvis and lower back as the foundation of the spine. They believe that many spinal problems start here and pay special attention to this area.

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  • Lower Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Herniated Discs
  • Neck and Pain Stiffness

We Offer the Webster Technique to help effectively address specific spinal issues

A typical Gonstead chiropractic session usually lasts between 15 to 30 minutes. The exact duration can vary depending on the individual’s condition and the specific treatments required during the session. Initial visits might be slightly longer due to the comprehensive assessment needed to tailor the treatment plan to your specific needs

The Gonstead Technique is generally safe for most people, including children, adults, and seniors. However, like any medical treatment, it may not be suitable for everyone. Certain conditions, such as severe osteoporosis, acute fractures, and some types of cancer, may require special consideration. We always conduct a thorough health assessment to ensure the safety and suitability of Gonstead adjustments for each individual patient.

During your first Gonstead chiropractic visit, expect a detailed health history consultation and a thorough examination. This may include posture analysis, spinal palpation, and possibly x-rays to understand your spine’s condition. Based on this assessment, your chiropractor will discuss a personalized treatment plan with you. If appropriate, you may receive your first adjustment during this visit. The aim is to ensure a comprehensive understanding of your needs and provide a clear path forward for your treatment.