Specific Gonstead Adjustments
Subluxations and nerve impingement can be anywhere in the spine, Gonstead chiropractors are trained to adjust the entire spine with specificity and precision.
All adjusting in the clinic is based on Gonstead chiropractic principles as practiced by Dr. Richard A. Gohl.
Since every Gonstead chiropractic adjustment has the purpose of disc correction and any twisting of the spine will damage discs, there is no rotational or twisting adjustments in the spine. Also, the contact point must be specific; so that only one bone moves during each adjustment. Moving multiple bones with the same thrust is a manipulation move that is always avoided with Gonstead chiropractic.
In the neck region, Gonstead chiropractic adjustments are done seated in a chair. This is the way to deliver an adjustment in the proper direction. This cannot be done lying down. The tendency to twist the spine is far greater lying down. In the low back, there must also not be any twisting of the pelvis on the adjustment.
By delivering a specific Gonstead chiropractic adjustment, symptoms and the body can heal quickly and make changes to spinal structure at a very rapid pace.