Gonstead chiropractic is broken down into five major components we use to analyze the spine prior to any chiropractic adjustment taking place. As a Gonstead chiropractor we seek to find the root cause of your health issues, not just simply cover the symptoms up and kick you out the door til something "hurts" again. The five major components are visualization, instrumentation, palpation, x-ray imaging, and symptomatology.
Visualization is where we analyze the way you hold yourself in a postural sense. Do you have forward head tilt, do you have one shoulder higher than the other, do you have a dropped arch, etc. By looking at this we can note a lot of things about the health and condition of your spine. But again, this is only one component of our very in depth analysis.
The second component is instrumentation. We use a handheld device known as as a Nervoscope. It sounds fancy, however it has been around for a very long time. What it does is it will read for changes along your spine. It aids in the detection of spinal misalignment as well as potential spinal nerve irritation. When there is spinal irritation it decreases its function up to 60% instantaneously. Majority of the time with spinal irritation there is a subluxation of a specific vertebra along your spinal column which our San Diego chiropractic office specializes in correcting.
The third component is palpation. Prior to delivery a chiropractic adjustment, it is crucial to motion the specific joint to see how it is locked up, this motioning of the joint to see how it functions is known as palpation.
The fourth component is x-ray imaging. As most patient come in, everyone has heard of radiation exposure. Let us be very clear. We do not expose people to unnecessary radiation and our x-rays are equivalent to a air plane flight from New York to Colorado, while a CAT scan be upwards of 500 x-rays done at once. So lets not fret over our x-rays. We focus on taking full spine x-rays due to the fact that our bodies are built much like a house. If our foundation is off so is the rest of the house, much like our bodies. If we have headaches or neck pain, it is very common to see low back pain or not to be found as a causing issue.
The fifth component is symptomatology. This happens during your first chiropractic visit to your San Diego chiropractor. We listen to what is going on with you and combine that with the four other components of our Gonstead Chiropractic analysis through our thorough chiropractic examination and full spine x-rays to find the root cause.
As noted above, there are five key components as to what sets Gonstead chiropractor Dr Zach Beatty DC apart as your San Diego Chiropractor, but that is only one facet. Another is the chiropractic adjustment style we use. Most of the time you will see someone getting their neck adjusted laying face up. While it sounds great to hear pops and cracks, it may not be the best for your long term spinal health. Our Gonstead neck adjustments are performed in a seated position. There are many YouTube videos out there showing exactly how you will be adjusted in our chiropractic office in La Jolla San Diego.
So when performing a Gonstead chiropractic adjustment, we focus on delivering a very precise chiropractic adjustment. Getting adjusted by a Gonstead chiropractor in San Diego, we talk a lot about being a sniper versus a shotgun shooter. Since we see a lot of military in San Diego, it seems to make a lot of sense. We look to make a very accurate, gentle, yet effective chiropractic adjustment to maximize the results for our patients.
So when searching for the best chiropractor in San Diego or the best chiropractor in La Jolla, please think of us as we treat our patient as if they were family. It is one thing to say and another to do what we say. We have patient from all over San Diego county, Pacific Beach, La Jolla, Santee, Mission Valley, Oceanside, and much more. We cannot wait to welcome you into our San Diego chiropractic office with opens arms. Give us a call today to schedule your appointment with Gonstead chiropractor in San Diego, Dr Zach Beatty, DC.
Dr. Zach Beatty,DC
Gonstead Family Chiropractic
San Diego Chiropractor