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 & spinal decay (CLICK HERE TO READ MORE)
Visualization – Visualization is a way to cross reference all the other findings. I am trained to look for subtle changes in your posture and movement which could indicate any problems. The moment we meet I am already doing my visual assessment: from how you sit, stand, walk to how you shake my hand.
Instrumentation – The instrument of choice in the Gonstead System is the Nervoscope. 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. There are 3 Nervoscopes in the entire South East Asia region, guess where 2 of them are?
Static Palpation – This is the process of feeling (or palpating) your spine in a stationary (or static) position. Your chiropractor will feel for the presence of swelling (or edema), tenderness and any abnormal texture or tightness in the muscles and other tissues of your back. I do more visual assessment too as I go through static palpation.
Motion Palpation – This process involves feeling the spine while moving and bending it at various angles. This enables me to determine and compare where the dysfunction in your spine is. You don’t just lie on the table already like any other places.
X-Ray Analysis – x-ray films enable your doctor to visualize the entire structure of your spine. These full-spine radiographs are taken in the standing, weight-bearing position. This is helpful in evaluating 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, most importantly, it helps me confirm where the nerve pressure is.