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Gonstead Technique

At C-Schell Chiropractic, we understand that not every person is the same, and because of that, we’re proud to offer a number of specific adjustments to meet your needs. With the Gonstead technique, often hailed as the “gold standard” in chiropractic, we can address your concerns through evidence-based practices.

What is the Gonstead Technique?

Named after its developer, Dr. Clarence Gonstead, this approach came from his engineering background. His “foundation principle” explains how a subluxation pattern in one area of the spine can produce compensatory changes in another.
For that reason, we look at you as a whole person–not just your spine–to determine where the adjustment would be most beneficial to bring results.

What to Expect

After studying your health history, we conduct a complete examination. This generally includes full spine X-rays and precise analysis. Using a small heat-sensing instrument, subluxation patterns are revealed by slight differences in temperature. Finally, we use our fingertips to “palpate” or feel the location of individual bones and how they may differ from their normal position.

To adjust your lower spine and pelvis, we’ll have you lie on your side. Subluxations in the middle back are corrected as you assume a comfortable kneeling position. When you are seated, we can restore the integrity of your spine without twisting or rotating your neck.

Sometimes you’ll hear a slight “popping” sound that we call cavitation. Sometimes you won’t. Either way, better health is on the way!
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If you’re interested in learning more about the Gonstead technique, we’d love to talk with you. Contact our team today to book an appointment and get started. We can’t wait to welcome you into our practice.