What is Chiropractic?
Chiropractic is a branch of the healing arts which is based upon the understanding that good health depends, in part, upon a normally functioning nervous system (especially the spine, and the nerves extending from the spine to all parts of the body). Its focus is a hands on approach to healing without the use of drugs or surgery. Chiropractic stresses the idea that the cause of many disease process begins with the body’s inability to adapt to it’s environment. Chiropractic is used to take pressure off of the nervous system for better function thus allowing the body to adapt to it’s environment.
Why Would I Need a Chiropractor?
Reasons people seek care from a Doctor of Chiropractic include: general health, preventative care and well being, to heal the causes of headaches, neck pain, back pain, sciatica, numbness, nerve pain, leg and arm pain, sports injuries, auto accidents, jaw complaints, scoliosis, and rotator cuff injuries to name a few.
What is the Gonstead Method?
Gonstead procedures are the result of extensive clinical research by Clarence S. Gonstead, founder of the world famous Gonstead Clinic of Chiropractic in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin and his associates. Doctor Gonstead’s fifty-five years of continuous practice and over four million chiropractic adjustments resulted in the most complete method of bio-mechanical analysis available for use by today’s doctors of chiropractic. So why don’t all chiropractors use this technique? Because the analysis takes more time and mastering the art of delivering a specific adjustment takes a LOT of practice and dedication. The focus of the Gonstead adjustment is to be as specific, precise and accurate as possible, addressing only the problem areas (areas of subluxation). Great care is taken to ensure a bio-mechanically correct position and precise thrust to provide the most accurate and painless adjustment possible. It is the goal of your Gonstead doctor to restore and maintain optimal health by locating and correcting interference to the nervous system caused by vertebral subluxation.