Gonstead System

Gonstead chiropractic is considered special due to its specific focus on thorough examination, precise adjustments, and individualized treatment plans. Here are some key aspects that make Gonstead chiropractic unique:

  1. Detailed Examination: Gonstead practitioners typically conduct comprehensive assessments, which may include X-ray, static and motion palpation, and other diagnostic tools to pinpoint the exact source of a patient’s discomfort or dysfunction.
  2. Precision Adjustments: Gonstead adjustments are known for their specificity and precision. Practitioners use manual techniques to make targeted adjustments to misaligned vertebrae or joints, aiming to restore proper alignment and function.
  3. Individualized Treatment Plans: Based on the findings from the examination, Gonstead chiropractors develop personalized treatment plans tailored to each patient’s unique needs. This approach emphasizes addressing the root cause of the problem rather than simply alleviating symptoms.
  4. Emphasis on Spinal Health: Gonstead chiropractic places a strong emphasis on spinal health and its role in overall well-being. Practitioners believe that proper spinal alignment is essential for optimal nerve function and overall health.
  5. Focus on Patient Education: Gonstead practitioners prioritize patient education, empowering individuals to take an active role in their health and well-being. We provide guidance on posture, ergonomics, exercise, and lifestyle modification to support spinal and prevent future issues.

Overall, Gonstead chiropractic’s attention to detail, precision, individualized care, and emphasis on spinal health contribute to its reputation as a specialized and effective approach within the field of chiropractic care. 

Five Components of Gonstead System

1. 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.

2. Instrumentation – Our bodies produce heat. The nervoscope detects uneven distributions of heat along the spine which can be indicative of inflammation and nerve pressure. This instrument is guided down the length of your back and feels like two fingers gliding down each side of your spine.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

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Chiropractic Clinic

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Fairfax, VA 22031

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