The Gonstead Chiropractor goes beyond what many chiropractors consider a spinal assessment by conducting a thorough analysis of your spine using five criteria to detect the presence of the vertebral subluxation complex.
X-Ray Analysis – X-ray films enable your doctor to visualize the entire structure of your spine. This is helpful in evaluating and confirming posture, joint and disc integrity, vertebral misalignments and ruling out any pathologies, or recent fractures that may be present or contributing to the patient’s condition. These full-spine radiographs are taken in the standing, weight-bearing position to fully substantiate the examination findings.
Visualization – Visualization is a way to cross reference all the other findings. Your chiropractor is an expert in looking for subtle changes in your posture and movement which could indicate any problems.
Static Palpation – Your chiropractor will feel for the presence of swelling, tenderness and any abnormal texture or tightness in the muscles and other tissues of your back.
Motion Palpation – Healthy joint will move without restriction. The motion of misaligned joint is restricted, and it causes other surrounding joints more hyper mobile due to compensatory effect. Motion palpation enables the chiropractor to determine how easily or difficult each segment in your spine moves in different directions.
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