What is the Gonstead Method of Chiropractic?
In the chiropractic there are about 38 different named techniques. The techniques range from being very gross and crude to very specific and scientific. Dr Gonstead was a mechanical engineer prior to being a chiropractor. After graduation from chiropractic college he decided he could do chiropractic better than he was taught if he could learn how to apply mechanical engineering principles to the spine.
Will I need X-rays?
We will only take x-rays if clinically necessary. X-rays reveal a great deal of information that helps us understand what's going on with your spine and what areas we should focus on to maximize care to your nervous system.
Are you on my insurance plan?
It depends. There are thousands upon thousands of different insurance plans, even within the same insurance company. Bring your insurance card and our office will see if your plan covers chiropractic.
Will I need to go for many visits?
Most people need a few visits and some people need many visits. The number of visits that will be required to correct your condition depends on the severity of the condition, the length of time you had it, whether you exercise, if you are overweight, your stress level, whether you let it heal during the process or you continue to aggravate it, has it started to degenerate etc. Roughly speaking, from a symptom standpoint, people with an easy problem improve in a couple of days to a couple of weeks. Difficult problems can take months to years.
Will I need to go to a Chiropractor forever?
As with any healthy lifestyle choice, it is always best to continue for a lifetime. Would it make any sense to begin working out, getting into the best shape of your life, feeling the best you have in years and then to stop? If you begin to eat a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables to get your body working at its optimum physical and mental state, would it make sense to stop and go back to eating chips and soda? Once people achieve health, it makes sense to maintain it. However, it is always up to you how much you want to benefit from chiropractic care.