My Chiropractic Story – Dr. Joseph P. Kametz, DC

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My Chiropractic Story

In the 90s, I suffered a serious low back injury.  I saw five different chiropractors with no results.  At a consultation at Emory Spine Center, the doctors said I would need spinal surgery in a few years.  Luckily, I was referred to the late Dr. Michael Stewart in Kennesaw, GA.  He was an expert in the Gonstead chiropractic technique and after he took 14×36 x-rays, showed me the problem, and adjusted me, I told him that “I’ve been waiting a long time for that adjustment.  What did you do differently?”  He then explained the Gonstead chiropractic method and that “pressure on the nerves in my spine may also be causing my lungs to malfunction”.

Although I was diagnosed with asthma at age five, after about two months of care, I never suffered from asthma again.  Twenty-five years of asthma, tens of thousands of pills, hundreds of puffers, over twenty shots of adrenalin, over ten years of nebulizer treatments, many trips to the ER, and tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills was over in two months.  It wasn’t a miracle.  It was basic physiology.  When my body started functioning as it normally should, I didn’t have asthma.

The miraculous recovery from asthma led me to pursue a career in Gonstead chiropractic.  In 2004, I had the good fortune of meeting and working side by side with Gonstead chiropractic legend Dr. Richard A. Gohl.  Many Gonstead practitioners believe he is the greatest chiropractor to live.   He died in 2012 after 60 years in active practice.  Our clinic is devoted to honoring the legacy of Dr. Gohl and the work he devoted his entire life to.

With Gonstead’s death in 1978 and Gohl’s death in 2012, Dr. Kametz has embraced Gohl’s understanding of Gonstead’s system.  Dr. Kametz is the only chiropractor who worked closely with Dr. Gohl for 8 years and mastered his technique over time.  Dr. Kametz’ most significant contribution to Gohl’s methodology has been his use of full symptom before and after comparisons, including pain and other mental and organ conditions. For over 10 years, Dr. Kametz has helped patients with severe conditions fully recover under chiropractic care. Dr. Kametz also teaches Dr. Gohl’s legacy in a series of seminars at the repeated request of students and doctors around the world.