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This system consists of the brain, spinal cord, nerve roots and all the nerves in your body. The brain is protected by the skull and the spinal cord is protected by the 24 bones, or vertebrae, of the spinal column.
Any of these bones can lose their normal function and alignment through trauma or injury. This can interfere with the nervous system causing pain or ill health, and is, in Chiropractic terms defined as a Subluxation.
This is the result of impaired spinal function with inflammation, lack of mobility and interference to normal nerve activity. A wide variety of bodily symptoms such as pain, numbness and tingling can follow, as well as problems with internal organs such as your lungs, stomach and bowel.*
The Gonstead System of Chiropractic is a method used by Chiropractors to analyse and care for the spine. They use a number of different analytical tools to systematically locate subluxations and find the cause of spinal and nervous system dysfunction.
Chiropractors dedicated to utilising the Gonstead System perform specific manual adjustments to the spine. It is a gentle technique suited to everyone from infants to the elderly and is an accurate means of analysis and correction of the Subluxation.
His system has been passed on to the profession without the need for change and has stood the test of time, becoming one of the most widely practised methods of Chiropractic in the world.
His motto has been successfully adopted by thousands of Gonstead Chiropractors around the world. It is:
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It is then possible to provide a specific, accurate and precise adjustment to correct the Subluxation. The focus is to adjust subluxated segments only, as these are the cause of the problem. Other areas which feel tender are often tissues that are compensating and may not require an adjustment.
A Gonstead adjustment is a specific force, delivered by hand only. This provides individual control over the adjustment so that it can be varied to suit any situation and any person.
It is important to have your spine checked regularly and not left until you experience pain or other symptoms. This will help maintain correct spinal function and optimum health. There are times when your Gonstead Chiropractor may decide that an adjustment is not required, but this can only be determined by a thorough spinal examination.
*Refer to the research video in the Information section