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The Gonstead Analysis

We begin with a thorough analysis of your spine, using five criteria to detect the MKH_150306_2837presence of the vertebral subluxation complex. The goal of this process is to restore and maintain optimal health by locating and correcting any interference to the nervous system caused by vertebral subluxation.

X-ray Analysis

X-ray films enable us to visualize the entire structure of your spine. This is helpful in evaluating for any disease processes, fracture, posture, joint and disc integrity, and specifically vertebral misalignments.

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Instrumentation

We use an advanced instrument, called the Nervoscope, to detect uneven distributions of heat along the spine, which can be indicative of inflammation and nerve pressure. This instrument is guided down the length of your back and feels like two fingers gliding down each side of your spine.MKH_150306_2703

 

Spinal Static Palpation

Palpation involves carefully feeling along the spine while it is in a static or stationary position. Dr. Handlos will feel for the presence of swelling (or edema), tenderness and any abnormal texture or tightness in the muscles and other tissues of your back.

Spinal Motion Palpation

Similar to static palpation, motion palpation consists of feeling the spine while moving and bending it in various directions. This enables Dr. Handlos to determine the range of motion in each segmentMKH_150306_2777al motion unit in your spine.

Spinal Visualization

Through detailed observation of your overall body movement, visualization is a way to cross-reference all the other findings. Dr. Handlos will look for subtle changes in your posture and movement, which may indicate structural and/or alignment problems.

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The Gonstead Adjustment

After a complete analysis, Dr. Handlos is ready to deliver any necessary spinal MKH_150306_2794adjustments. The focus of the adjustment is to be specific, precise and accurate, addressing only the problem areas (of subluxation). Dr. Handlos will take great care to ensure a mechanically correct position and precise thrust to provide the most accurate and painless adjustment possible.

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You are very thorough and scientific with your approach to care. You give the patient ownership of their care and do not pressure.

You are very thorough and scientific with your approach to care. You give the patient ownership of their care and do not pressure.

NF

2014-09-02T18:09:43+00:00

NF

You are very thorough and scientific with your approach to care. You give the patient ownership of their care and do not pressure.

Dr. Handlos will take the time to explain the causes for my pain and how he will treat it effectively. My pain is gone!

Dr. Handlos will take the time to explain the causes for my pain and how he will treat it effectively. My pain is gone!

CF

2014-09-02T18:11:53+00:00

CF

Dr. Handlos will take the time to explain the causes for my pain and how he will treat it effectively. My pain is gone!

Dr. Handlos is personable and he takes time to figure out the BEST care plan for your unique situation. He has heart! (and great taste in music)

Dr. Handlos is personable and he takes time to figure out the BEST care plan for your unique situation. He has heart! (and great taste in music)

KG

2014-09-02T18:08:47+00:00

KG

Dr. Handlos is personable and he takes time to figure out the BEST care plan for your unique situation. He has heart! (and great taste in music)

Since I started chiropractic care, I have noticed fewer back problems, better mental health and an ability to exercise more consistently.

Since I started chiropractic care, I have noticed fewer back problems, better mental health and an ability to exercise more consistently.

SF

2014-09-02T18:08:04+00:00

SF

Since I started chiropractic care, I have noticed fewer back problems, better mental health and an ability to exercise more consistently.

I’m impressed by the overall feeling that you genuinely want to help me instead of just making money. Thanks so much Dr. Handlos!

I'm impressed by the overall feeling that you genuinely want to help me instead of just making money. Thanks so much Dr. Handlos!

RM

2014-09-02T18:11:04+00:00

RM

I'm impressed by the overall feeling that you genuinely want to help me instead of just making money. Thanks so much Dr. Handlos!

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