Experience the Gonstead Chiropractic Difference

If your condition, whether pain or some visceral condition like asthma, is caused by a subluxation, a Gonstead chiropractor can help. Dr Kametz will correct the cause using a structurally and bio-mechanically specific system that produces measurable results.

Before And After X–Rays

Therapies will never take the place of an adjustment. The Gohl Clinic of Chiropractic in Carlsbad uses the Gonstead technique of adjusting. The Gonstead system provides gentle, precise, specific, and provable results with significant changes in patient symptoms and structural changes in before and after x-rays.

Experience the Difference at Gohl Clinic of Chiropractic in Carlsbad

The Gonstead Difference

Chiropractors detect and correct subluxations. If your condition, whether pain or some visceral condition like asthma, is caused by a subluxation, your Gonstead Carlsbad chiropractor can help. Gonstead chiropractors work on correcting the cause of symptoms and structural spinal damage, not merely providing temporary relief of symptoms. The Gonstead chiropractic system as taught by Dr. Gohl is the most structurally and bio-mechanically specific that produces measurable results.

About Gohl Clinic

We specialize in Gonstead Chiropractic and serve patients from Carlsbad, San Diego, Oceanside, San Marcos, Vista, Encinitas, Cardiff, Leucadia, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach, and Del Mar. We offer affordable Gonstead chiropractic care for you and your family. What physical condition is getting in your way of living your life? Call and schedule a no-charge consultation with your Gonstead San Diego chiropractor in Carlsbad to see if chiropractic can help.

A Chiropractic Journey

In 2004, Dr. Kametz had the good fortune of meeting and working side by side with Gonstead chiropractic legend Dr. Richard A. Gohl. Many Gonstead chiropractors believe he is the greatest chiropractor to live. Over the next eight years, Dr. Kametz devoted his time and resources to train and practice with Dr. Gohl. He died in 2012 after 60 years in active practice. Our practice and clinic is named in honor of Dr. Gohl and the work he devoted his entire life to.

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    Gohl Clinic Of Chiropractic
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    Luis Martinez
    Luis Martinez
    21:10 24 Jun 20
    Went in to get looked at for some issues today. Did X-rays analysis and my first adjustment, and wow my whole... experience was amazing. Melissa up front was super helpful and informative and Dr Kametz genuinely cares about his patients. He took his time to go over everything and get to know me and my background. After my first session I already feel amazing. I’d highly recommend Gohl Clinic to ANYONE.read more
    Christen Mitchell
    Christen Mitchell
    18:08 27 May 20
    My husband was referred to Dr. Kametz by his Sports therapist. For several years now my husbands has increasing pain... in his legs and hips. It was getting SO bad he almost couldn't walk or stand regularly. We notice some improvement seeing the sports therapist, but once he started going to Dr Kametz he improved really fast. He can walk straighter and for longer periods of time. I was so impressed I wanted to go see him to and just make sure I was on track and would not start to have any issues in the future. I didn't think I had anything wrong with me when I went in, just wanted a checkup. Dr. Kametz started asking me questions about internal symptoms I might have that I generally wouldn't associate with Chiropractic therapy like Asthma or regular bowl movements and it turned out I did have issues. I have had scoliosis since I was very young and my lower back and hips were fused causing the nerves near my bowls to be blocked and cut off. And my mid back was twisting and cutting off my nerves near my lungs. After just a few short sessions I was starting to go to the bathroom at least once a day, where before it was 2-3 times a week. My Asthma and need to use an inhaler was cut in half. I used to have to use it every day at least once a day. Now I only have to use it 2-3 times a week. I am still just a few weeks in now and I keep getting better. Thank you Dr. K for not only helping my husband become mobile again but everything you did for me too!!!!read more
    Skip Kelley
    Skip Kelley
    00:42 05 Mar 20
    This man is sooooo good at what he does he should be called a magician !!! He took my beat up damaged spine and quickly... and accurately diagnosed the problem. He took away my world class pain. Highly highly recommendedread more
    Monique Guerrero
    Monique Guerrero
    20:36 10 Nov 19
    Dr.Kametz was so sweet, I went to him about once every week and he was so sincere and so informative. He would tell me... exactly what he was going to do and why, he made me feel so comfortable during a time where I was in a lot of pain and quite frankly scared of chiropractic. He truly cares about his patients, you will always feel so great leaving his office. I know it’s taken me a long time to get to writing this review but I recommenced a friend today and it made me realize I needed to share what an incredible Dr. he is!read more
    Paige Feddersohn
    Paige Feddersohn
    23:58 16 May 19
    I have been to a number of chiropractors and Dr. Kametz is by far the most effective (according to X-rays ) and I feel... amazing! he's not one of the chiropractors who wants you to come in for unnecessary treatments just to get money out of you. They are very honest and truly love what they do. Their office staff Melissa and Bell are also extremely sweet. Do yourself a favor and make an appointment with Gohl Clinic today!read more
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    Fredy Santiago
    Fredy Santiago
    2020-09-01T20:27:34+0000
    it is a good place they are very friendly when you arrive they always greet you with a smile 😄😁 son my amables... para atenderte a lo personal te a tienden bien y te resiben con una sonrrisaread more
    Arthur Plesa DC
    Arthur Plesa DC
    2019-08-22T21:15:08+0000
    I highly recommend Dr. Kametz. He takes a strong sense of pride in the specific care that he provides and he gets great... results with his patients.read more
    Pilar Cruz
    Pilar Cruz
    2019-06-07T03:58:23+0000
    el servisio es muy bueno eh sentido mucha mejoria desde que empece a ir
    Martha Ruiz
    Martha Ruiz
    2019-01-25T04:45:31+0000
    es un buen chiropractic al menos ami me paso algo muy sorprendente yo hayer entre asu clinica arrastrando mis pies de... tanto dolor que llebaba en mis talones. y en la primera consulta les juro que sali agusto caminando es un buen doctor y la verdad se los recomiendoread more
    Emily Anne Buchan
    Emily Anne Buchan
    2018-12-11T19:11:31+0000
    Dr. Kametz and his whole team at the Gohl Clinic are so wonderful! Dr. Kametz has helped me so much; when I first came... to him, I had headaches and neck pain every day, which made it difficult to focus and simply feel good in my daily life. Now I rarely have headaches and the memories of feeling in pain every day are fading away!read more
    Dana Martinez
    Dana Martinez
    2018-11-09T00:51:43+0000
    I cannot express how happy I am to have found this awesome clinic!! I am feeling so much better all around!! I am... eating better, I have more energy, and I am just so happy to be alive! I recommend Dr. Joe to all my friends and family!!read more
    Patty Harper Assad
    Patty Harper Assad
    2018-08-29T06:46:23+0000
    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️The best! 😊 I highly recomend it. Weeks ago I was in a very strong lower back pain... that was radiating to my left leg above the knee. I was unable to perform my job right, move, drive etc, needing to go every week to my primary doctor for an injection that would lower my pain but not fix the problem. I did it for 3 weeks in a row. I heard about Gohl Clinic of Chiropractic and went there with a severe pain. Dr Kemetz told me that he will help me and that is exactly what he did. Now I am pain free; right away I felt the difference and now there is no pain of discomfort anymore. I will continue with my sessions to finish my treatment. Dr Kemetz and his staff are very nice and kind. 👍read more
    Yolanda Crenshaw
    Yolanda Crenshaw
    2018-08-20T18:50:40+0000
    My entire family has had a positive healing experience with Dr K. If you are looking for hope, results and good... customer care, this the place. Thanks!!read more
    Ali Ahmadi
    Ali Ahmadi
    2018-08-15T01:48:30+0000
    This place is awesome. The Dr. practices the Gonstead method of chiropractic care, which in my opinion is much superior... to others or "regular" chiro care. The staff is super nice and always have a smile on their faces. Dr. Joe is awesome. He's really good at what he does and goes the extra mile to examine you thoroughly and explain to you what's going on (wrong) and what the best treatment plan is and what results to expect. I moved to the area and my previous Gonstead chiro recommended him as my new local back-and-neck-savior. The actual move put me in a really bad spot: lots of pain, constant discomfort. After the exam and initial couple of weeks of treatment, we did follow up x-ray to compare results. First of all: while taking the x-ray I clearly realized just how much better I was doing because I was standing there holding still: painless! The x-rays showed a huge difference, great improvement and my treatment frequency was lowered to a maintenance level. I continue to visit every couple of weeks to get the "kinks" out and I'm a happy customer - even though I never was given the feeling of being a customer or even a sick patient: I just went to a friend who did his best to make me better. And isn't that the best kind of Dr-patient relationship?read more
    Galin Genov
    Galin Genov
    2018-04-12T19:08:40+0000
    Kevin Sharrar
    Kevin Sharrar
    2017-12-15T02:38:53+0000
    Leon Ge
    Leon Ge
    2017-09-02T02:51:30+0000
    Kurt Keglovits
    Kurt Keglovits
    2017-03-12T17:48:23+0000
    Dr Kametz is a true professional. He does great work and would recommend to anyone
    Lisa A Powell
    Lisa A Powell
    2017-02-25T01:19:43+0000
    Dr. Kametz and his team have provided me with the best chiropractic care of my life. I've been a chiropractic client... for over 30 years with living in Virginia, Maryland and Florida most of my adult life. I've never had the success I've experienced with the Gohl clinic here in Carlsbad....totally different approach and it works. No more headaches!! Dr. Kametz explains the process, takes his time and provides treatment based on each individual client's needs.read more
    Ivy Pratt
    Ivy Pratt
    2017-01-21T00:17:13+0000
    Dr. Kametz is knowledgeable and truly cares. Bell at the front desk is wonderful! Nothing but positive things to say... about Dr. Kametz and his team!read more
    Kim Marple
    Kim Marple
    2017-01-05T04:35:11+0000
    My husband and I started with Dr. Kametz just over a year ago. The amount of concern you get from him is unmeasurable.... I just recently had a horrible neck issue that caused me some severe pain. That kind of issue usually puts a person out for a couple weeks or longer. He helped me so immensely, that I felt maybe 50% better the next day. He knew exactly what to do to help me. Not to mention Belle and Lee in the front are soooooo sweet.read more
    Teri Wilson Rogers
    Teri Wilson Rogers
    2017-01-04T18:52:50+0000
    If anyone is looking for a chiropractor I highly recommend this office. You actually feel like you're being taken care... of instead of just adjusted like you do in the other offices.read more
    Amanda Leonardo
    Amanda Leonardo
    2017-01-04T18:29:46+0000
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    Eric Fritz
    2016-12-30T17:08:41+0000
    Have been coming to Dr Joe for several years now. Absolutely love the level of service and professionalism that Joe's... whole office exudes. Joe takes interest in all his clients. Would highly recommend coming in.read more
    Donnie Lyons
    Donnie Lyons
    2016-01-25T05:51:30+0000
    Truly one of the best Chiropractor's on the planet . Dr. Kametz handles the toughest cases, provides a level of... wellness care to patients that is second to NONE. I've never seen a man more dedicated in finding the best ways and staying up to date with technology for the sole purpose of enabling the patient(s) to express a higher quality of life. God Bless you and you're family!read more
    James Rogers
    James Rogers
    2015-12-11T19:24:08+0000
    Awesome and friendly staff! I'm always greeted by name! Dr. Kametz is always available for any schedule and the health... workshops are great and very informative! The Gohl Clinic is about all over health!read more
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    Britt Rogers
    2015-04-07T07:02:15+0000
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    Fabio Stadio
    2015-03-24T06:34:30+0000
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    Awais Butt
    2015-02-17T19:16:10+0000
    Great doc, truly cares for the patient's health and wellbeing!
    Ahmed E. Korayem
    Ahmed E. Korayem
    2015-02-17T18:27:30+0000
    Dr Kametz is committed, skilled and caring which is what one needs when looking for a doctor. There are very few... people who I can send my own family to get a specific hands-on adjustment and Dr Kametz is up on that short list. I highly recommend the Gohl Clinic of Chiropractic!read more
    Matthew Redman
    Matthew Redman
    2014-09-17T19:38:57+0000
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    Mike Rawluk
    2014-09-09T13:48:12+0000
    I was a candidate for back surgery before I met Dr Kametz. I had tried every therapy I could find, including general... chiropractic care, spinal decompression, cranial sacral therapy, and physical therapy. Nothing was able to address the herniation I had at L5. Dr Kametz has been able to partially reverse my condition and help me create space for my disc. My L5 has moved almost all the way back into place as well. This was supposed to be impossible according to the surgeons whom I consulted. My back is much stronger than it used to be, and the pain has subsided considerably. Since then I have recommended that any friend of mine with a back injury visit the Gohl Clinic. If you have a back injury, do not hesitate to see how Dr Kametz can help!read more
    Todd Mertz
    Todd Mertz
    2014-04-07T04:47:56+0000
    With as much as I've traveled, I've seen lots of chiropractors. Dr. Kametz is in that top tier where, when you go in,... you may not like where your back is at, but you quickly pick up that this guy knows what to do with it. Great knowledge and assessment, great technique too. Thanks for that lower back fix!read more
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    Bobby Fano
    2014-04-07T03:53:17+0000
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    2014-04-06T21:40:34+0000
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    Matthew Sanders
    2014-04-05T22:28:22+0000
    I came to see Dr. Kametz, 2 years ago when my leg kept locking up when running. After learning more about chiropractic... and understanding it is a lifelong journey I started getting adjusted twice a week. A healthy spine and nervous system = healthy body. Last weekend I finished my second 70.3 IRONMAN beating my time by more then 1 hour. Thank you Dr. Kametz; look forward to years ahead.read more
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    Anna Colibri
    2014-04-05T22:15:29+0000
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    Terry Loher
    2014-04-05T19:33:18+0000
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    Terry Loher
    2014-04-05T19:33:18+0000
    I have referred my patients in the past to Dr. Kametz and they have all loved him and his adjustments. Great new look... too Dr. Kametz.read more
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    Li TK
    2014-04-05T18:29:45+0000
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    Prak Naik
    2014-04-05T17:13:43+0000
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    2014-04-05T15:01:17+0000
    Dr Kametz is a master in his trade of changing people's lives through the vehicle of specific chiropractic! I'm proud... to have him as a colleague and I am happy that I am able to refer my friends and family who live in that area to see him!read more
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    Gohl Clinic Of Chiropractic
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    Sharae Q.
    2020-07-01 17:04:47
    The first week I started going I immediately saw and even felt results, I had a on going migraine for a week straight and after a session it went down to a...
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    I was referred by a close friend and it is one of the best decisions I've made. I am 22 and I suffered from a stiff neck , upper back and shoulder pain and...
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    Paige F.
    2019-05-16 16:59:16
    I have been to a number of chiropractors and Dr. Kametz is by far the most effective (according to X-rays ) and I feel amazing! he's not one of the...
    Saray R.
    Saray R.
    2019-02-21 16:53:07
    I'm 30 and feel 90!! Ok so I'm exaggerating, after 2 deployments I'm a bit physically broken. I'm grateful I was referred to this office by a close friend....
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    Ali A.
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    Proven Results

    People come to our office with neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, shooting tingling pain in the arms, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, migraines, and/or many other health symptoms. Those conditions can be caused by subluxation (a herniated disc in the spine that damages the nerves). Therapies will never take the place of a Gonstead adjustment. The Gohl Clinic of Chiropractic in Carlsbad specializes in the Gonstead chiropractic technique of adjusting. The Gonstead system provides gentle, precise, specific, and provable results with significant changes in patient symptoms and structural changes in before and after x-rays.

    Conditions

    Anterior Head Syndrome

    anterior-head-syndrome-430x339Anterior Head Syndrome (ANS) is a relatively new condition presenting itself in the early 2000s.  Sedentary lifestyle stresses such as heads down texting, computers, gaming, and tremendous emotional stresses have stressed the muscles and ligaments to a point where they cannot adapt.  Often time this leads to misalignment of the spinal bones which creates pressure on the nerves and stretches the spinal cord.  This produces significant neurologic consequences.  ANS is so serious that in a recent medical study out of UCLA, men and women with hyperkyphotic spines (ANS) had an increased mortality rate.  Besides an unsightly postural condition in females called Dowager’s Hump, children with weakened muscles and sedentary lifestyles are being seriously affected by this.

    You can self-test for ANS, but your chiropractor can only determine if it is caused by a chiropractic condition.  If you suffer from Anterior Head Syndrome, please call and schedule a consultation with your San Diego Gonstead chiropractor in Carlsbad to see if you qualify for care.

    Allergies

    Allergies are an incorrect response by your immune system to an allergen (substances

    that normally have no effect on people) resulting in sneezing, coughing, congestion, hives, rashes, and in severe cases, seizure and anaphylactic shock.  These symptoms are caused by the histamines your immune system creates in an attempt to protect your body against the allergen.

    When your spine is misaligned it can impinge on the nerves in your body.  The nervous system controls everything including chemical and hormone release.  Any insult to the nervous system will cause the body to not function properly, and your immune system cannot work at an optimal level.

    Chiropractors realign the spine to relieve any stress on nerves. This allows the immune system to work at a higher level, making it easier to fight off infections while recognizing allergens.  When your immune system recognizes allergens, it will not overreact to them, or at least not react as severely to them.

    In our office, most patients report a decrease in the severity and the frequency of allergies, and most cease taking drugs all together. Gonstead chiropractic does not work like an anti-histamine as a direct, short term relief from allergies. Gonstead chiropractic allows your body to be better equipped to fight against allergies.  If you suffer from allergies, please call and schedule a consultation with your San Diego Gonstead chiropractor in Carlsbad to see if you qualify for care.

    Arthritis

    Arthritis is a condition in which repeated trauma has gradually degraded the joints

    including cartilage and bone.  It mostly happens in weight bearing joints such as the knees, hips, and spine.  It is also common in the neck and hands.

    Over time, degenerated joints may cause stiffness and strain the supporting muscle.  This generally will lead to the body compensating consciously or not.  Here the body will begin to develop bone spurs to protect the joints from excessive movement.

    When there is a subluxation, there is always a bone in the spine that is fixed into position.  When the subluxation is corrected, often time normal body movement will ensue.  When there is no longer any need for extra joint protection, often times the bone will resorb as calcium into the blood stream.

    If you suffer from arthritis, please call and schedule a consultation with your San Diego Gonstead chiropractor in Carlsbad to see if you qualify for care.

    Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    These days millions of Americans have jobs which can have damaging

    effects on the hands and arms. Repetitive movements which are not performed with good ergonomics in mind can cause micro-trauma to the hands and wrists.   This trauma combined with joint dysfunction and spinal problems may result in a condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome.

    The median nerve, which is affected in carpal tunnel syndrome, travels from spinal cord from the lower neck, down the arm, through the wrist and to the tips of the fingers.   If one or more of these structures are affected, symptoms of wrist pain, numbness, weakness, burning and loss of muscle function can occur.

    Surgery is usually unnecessary because it deals with the wrist, and more often than not that pain is caused by misalignment of the bones in the lower neck.  Gonstead chiropractic can assure that all of the joints and muscles along the path of the nerve are free of obstruction and functioning normally, thus reducing nerve irritation and pain.  If you suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, please call and schedule a consultation with your San Diego Gonstead chiropractor in Carlsbad to see if you qualify for care.

    Digestive Problems
    Gas, bloating, heart burn, reflux and general digestive problems plague nearly 80% of adults.  Many times, poor diet is the cause.  But often times, the digestive organs do not produce the proper chemicals and enzymes necessary for digestion.  The nerves going to the digestive organs are responsible for telling the organs to create digestive fluids.  Often times when the spinal bones are misaligned, they create pressure on those nerves making proper digestion impossible.  Once the spine is back into a normal position, the body can create digestive juices and digest food properly.  If your digestive difficulties are caused by a chiropractic condition, we have outstanding success rates. Call and schedule a consultation with your San Diego Gonstead chiropractor in Carlsbad to see if you qualify for care.
    Failed Back Surgery

    Failed Back SurgeryThere is more than a 50% chance your back surgery will fail.  Failure means equal or more pain, or more surgeries or drugs needed.  Attempting to artificially stabilize a joint by fusion or by discectomy can destabilize the joint further by causing other vertebrae to make up the lost range of motion, or by decreasing the overall matter of the disc necessary for joint stabilization.  Invariably, surgery further destabilizes spinal segments and increases misalignment causing more severe subluxation.  Surgery speeds this process of subluxation.

    If this is you, there may be hope.  We have worked with surgery cases where there have been a complete recovery from symptoms.  For these candidates, there is a special program at our office. Call and schedule a consultation with your San Diego Gonstead chiropractor in Carlsbad to see if you qualify for care.

    Subluxation
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    Normal Alignment

    Chiropractors analyze and correct spinal subluxations.

    Subluxation is a condition when the spinal bones, instead of protecting the delicate nerves, interfere with the nerves.  This causes damage to the end organ attached to them.

    There are four characteristics of a subluxation.

    1) Misalignment – bone twist out of normal position

    2) Occlusion – when the hole the nerve passes thru gets smaller

    3) Pressure – smaller hole causes increased pressure on the nerves

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    Subluxation

    4) Interference – pinched nerves restricts nerve impulses to organs

    Since subluxations interfere with the master control center of the body, they may cause any condition in the body.  Often times subluxations produce pain, but this is at the end state of disease, not the beginning.

    When an organ gets a restricted nerve impulse, over time the cells malfunction at that organ.  If enough cells malfunction, then you have a symptom.  If symptoms persist long enough, then you have a pathology which is now a medical condition.

    If your primary condition is a subluxation, chiropractic can help any secondary condition from asthma to irregular menses to colic to back pain.  Once the subluxation is corrected, normal function can begin. Call and schedule a consultation with your San Diego Gonstead chiropractor in Carlsbad to see if you qualify for care.

    Golf Injuries

    Golf InjuriesInjuries happen when the body cannot adapt to the physical stress placed upon it.  This is often the case in golf.

    Most often the pain and discomfort is caused by a vertebral subluxation.

    The twisting of the spine (along with flexing forward) is the most damaging to the discs, which protect the nerves.  Over time, if the subluxation is not corrected, neurologic malfunction become more prevalent, the discs begin to degenerate, and the spine in an attempt to protect itself develops arthritis.

    Common manipulative technique used in chiropractic involves a twisting of the pelvis.  While this may temporarily work for decreasing pain and increasing motion, the continuous twisting will further damage lumbar discs giving rise to more inflammation around the nerves.  In our office, using the Gonstead system, we use a specific technique that requires no twisting of the spine for adjustments.  This facilitates the healing process quicker and for more lasting effects.

    Call and schedule a consultation with your San Diego Gonstead chiropractor in Carlsbad to see if you qualify for care.

    Headaches & Migraines

    Headaches and MigrainesMigraine headaches are a neurological disorder characterized by severe headaches and other visceral symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, increased sensitivity to light and sound, and sever pain.  Many sufferers report an aura.

    When there is spinal misalignment, the bones protecting the spinal cord interfere with the nerves instead of protecting them.  This interference causes the body to malfunction somehow, either directly by causing pain or indirectly by not chemically or hormonally balancing the body properly.  Often, a symptom of this is a migraine headache.

    Once the pressure on the nerves is relieved, the body has no reason for pain and can balance itself chemically and hormonally and function properly.

    We have outstanding success with those suffering from headaches and migraines. If you’re suffering from headaches or migraines, call and schedule a consultation with your San Diego Gonstead chiropractor in Carlsbad to see if you qualify for care.

    Neck & Back Pain

    neck and back painSubluxations (misalignments of the spinal vertebrae) are one of the most common causes of neck and low back pain. When vertebrae are misaligned, they put pressure directly on spinal nerves, causing pain. Muscle spasms may set in which can increase the pressure further. This extra pressure can cause even more inflammation and irritation, which leads to more pain. And the cycle continues. Often times, stretching and massage may only temporarily relieve the pain because the cause (subluxation) has not been addressed. A chiropractic adjustment focuses on correcting the cause.

    If you suffer from neck or back pain, call and schedule a consultation with your San Diego Gonstead chiropractor in Carlsbad to see if you qualify for care.

    Pinched Nerve

    pinched nerveWhen a nerve is squeezed or compressed it is called a “pinched nerve”. This can be caused by spinal misalignment, bulging or herniated discs, or other factors. The increased pressure on the nerve causes inflammation, pain, and sometimes muscle spasms. The pressure on the nerve must be relieved in order to alleviate the pain. If you are suffering from a pinched nerve, call and schedule a consultation with your San Diego Gonstead chiropractor in Carlsbad to see if you qualify for care.

    Whiplash & Auto Accidents
    Whiplash

    Whiplash is a common injury for people involved in car collisions. When a car is struck from behind or collides with another object, it causes the neck to snap back and forth violently. This causes the muscles and ligaments (including the Intervertebral Disc) to overextend, leading to strains and/or tears.  This is referred to as soft tissue damage, and can cause stiffness and soreness. Whiplash can also cause structural damage such as misaligned vertebrae, herniated, bulging or ruptured discs, or nerve damage due to the overextension from the violent movement.

    Gonstead chiropractic can help with both types of injuries. Gonstead adjustments can be performed specifically for those who have been in car accidents and suffered from whiplash. The pressure on the discs and nerves is released when the spine is returned to its proper alignment, preventing nerve and disc damage.The most important time to get checked by a Gonstead chiropractor after an accident is roughly three days.

    If you are under regular Gonstead chiropractic care, you should be seen shortly after the accident.  The small delay in care will have given the upset structures a chance to settle down a bit so a more accurate xray may be taken.  However, waiting too long after an accident may cause structures to mal-adapt and begin the degeneration process.  Many people after accidents wait 10, 20 years or even more before seeing a chiropractor years later when they have neck pain. Yet, the problem began in an accident as a teen.  At that point, the amount of degeneration that has taken place during this time will never allow a full recovery. If you have been in a car accident, call and schedule a consultation with your San Diego Gonstead chiropractor in Carlsbad to see if you qualify for care.

    Gohl Clinic Testimonials

    Dr. Kametz initially impressed me with how much he cares about chiropractic and me as a patient. Even more so, how much he wanted me (and all of his patients) to understand how the body works and the importance of a healthy spine.  Over 2-3 months I felt better, slept better, and reduced injuries during my long runs. When we did a follow up x-ray I could see visible improvements.

    Matthew Stark

    What I admired the most and the reason I go to Dr. Kamerz is the fact that he’s such a detailed oriented individual. He wouldn’t allow you to leave until everything is perfect and at tip to shape. This is extremely important and I believe the reason I was able to qualify for the Boston Marathon because of him.

    Michael

    The Gohl Clinic is a top notch chiropractic facility with one of the best chiropractors I have ever experienced. I have been to many different docs over the years but Dr Kametz is by far the best. He takes time for you and explains your condition in detail and correlates with his exam and x-rays. His adjustments are precise and gentle and he never twists or uses excessive force. I would recommend this doctor to anyone looking for high quality chiropractic care in the san diego or orange county areas.

    Brennan Buchan

    I have been seeing Dr. Kametz for three years now. Before that I had seen at least a dozen chiropractors, therapists, acupuncturists, medical doctors and anyone else who could offer me pain relief over the last dozen years. After seeing Dr. Kametz, I am so much better today than I have been in many, many years thanks to his techniques. I did construction work and drove and loaded and unloaded trucks for over 30 years and it took its toll on me. I continue his maintenance visits every 3 weeks as well as walking to keep in shape. I highly recommend Dr. Kametz to all of you whether you feel the pain or not. You deserve to feel better and your body will thank you for it.

    Charles