Gonstead Corrective Care
The ultimate goal is to return the spine to its normal structural alignment, which in turn will also result in intervertebral disc healing, reduced muscular tension, improved balance of nerve flow, inhibition of early degenerative joint disease and a noticeable improvement in optimal nervous system function and overall performance. Correct posture is important to a properly functioning spine. The curves in your spine act as a spring or shock absorbers to resist gravity. They also protect and reduce forces acting on the spinal cord and nerves exiting the spine. Comparative pre and post x-ray analysis results are an important component of monitoring the progress of focused efforts to realign the structure of a patient’s spine towards a healthy position. Your initial x-rays will let us show you if there are deficiencies in your spinal curvature and the extent of the problem. We will recommend an appropriate corrective program if needed. Since proper structure determines proper function, a comparative x-ray study allows the doctor and patient to “see” objectively when optimal function has been realized. The before and after x-rays shown below represent real patient cases at Vertical Chiropractic with real correction of their spine abnormality towards normal. In fact, these are typical results seen after properly adjusting misalignments with the focus on repositioning intervertebral discs using our approach. Each patient had a unique health problem related to his or her spine abnormality improving within our correction program. Because of the numerous different combinations of spinal misalignments that may be present, we serve to correct the spine and nervous system to as near normal as possible.
It all starts with a scientific, five-step examination of your posture, spinal alignment, joint motion and neurological function as compared to healthy normal values. The Gonstead Technique combines biology, physiology, physics, geometry, and anatomy to carefully study and identify the causes of your pain, discomfort, loss of mobility, and altered health originating from your spine misalignments and resulting posture abnormalities. In our office, you will find the Insight Millennium Subluxation System™ to perform a full spine postural and neurological assessment. This technology allows us to objectively measure functional improvements in the nervous system. We use a top-of-the-line, high speed, low dose x-ray system. Pre and post spinal image comparisons are used to assess biomechanical improvements and determine when maximum structural recovery has been reached.
Your initial postural spinal images will let us confirm and show you if there are deficiencies in your spinal structure. 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. Lasting change comes with time. Our doctors recognize that as your spine is adjusted and ultimately corrected, proper changes in posture will be evident on the x-ray. Before and after spinal imaging is an important element of confirming the success or furthering of our focused efforts to realign the spine toward a healthy normal posture. Naturally, our Gonstead doctors use only the specific adjustment to achieve results.If indicated, we will recommend an appropriate corrective program comprised of a carefully planned series of Gonstead adjustments. Since everyone’s spine is unique, treatment outcomes vary with each individual case.