We specialize in the Gonstead system, which is a very specific full spine method of analyzing
and adjusting the spine. There are 5 components that are utilized at each visit to help us
determine what bone(s) need adjusted and in what specific direction. We also utilize various
adjusting tables, depending on the persons spine.
Our eyes are constantly focused on visual cues that help us determine where the problem(s) are in your spine. Some of the things we look for are:
We use either a Nervoscope or Delta-T at each visit. As we glide the instrument down the spine, it detects elevated temperature changes when comparing side to side. These changes can be indicative of a bone being misaligned from its proper position, which then puts pressure on a nerve and results in swelling/inflammation in that area.
The spine and areas around it can give us subtle changes that we want to pick up on. Statically palpating, or feeling the spine in a stationary position can greatly help us find where the problem(s) are.
We specifically and gently move the spine in different directions as we feel for what bones are moving properly and which ones are not. This helps us determine which areas to adjust.
We utilize full-spine x-rays to help us view joint and disc integrity, finding vertebral misalignments, evaluating posture, locating fractures (old and new) and much more. X-rays also help us in being specific as we can view the entire spine and can ensure we are fixing the bone in the correct direction.