X–Rays at Gohl Clinic
Understand how Dr. Kametz uses full spine X-ray (spinographs) for a precise adjustment and measurable results.
The 14×36 inch spinograph is the only x-ray solely created by the chiropractic profession. Medicine does not use them because they are considered non-diognostic films. However, they are supreme when determining the structure, the misaligned segment and how it impacts the entire spine, and how to adjust it.
Many believe that these 14×36 spinographs overexpose the patient to x-ray, but this isn’t true. When these pictures are taken, both front and side views are taken in only 3 exposures. If you want to get the same films using sectional x-rays, you’ll need to get these views: front and side lumbar/pelvis view, front and back thoracic view, front and side neck view, and one open mouth view. That is a total of 7 exposures. With a chest view and an L5 spot shot (which are all common), that would total 9 exposures- versus the 3 in total at our clinic.
Other Advantages (besides less exposure)
Gonstead technique is based on the foundation principle. The foundation must be set before the rest of the body will stabilize. If you look at an entire picture of the spine, from the pelvis to the skull, you can see how the body adapts to its structure. A neck misalignment might not be caused in the neck. It could very well be caused by a misaligned pelvis. This is the only advantage that really matters.
Since these spinographs are taken 84 inches from the film, the picture is magnified very little and therefore more true to size.
The idea of using the spinograph is that it confirms subluxation criteria and creates certainty. No one understands all the wisdom in the human body. However, it provides more evidence to determine the precise subluxation.