X-ray Films: Chiropractors use X-ray films to see the whole structure of your spine. These films aid the chiropractor in assessing your posture, joint and disc integrity, and spinal misalignments. This permits diseases or recent fractures to be ruled out as possible reasons for your problem. A Gonstead Chiropractor recommended that films be taken while the patient is standing in the weight-bearing posture to substantiate the examination findings adequately.
Visualization: Gonstead Chiropractor uses to cross-reference all other findings. This involves searching for slight changes in posture and movement that could suggest a problem with the spine.
Static Palpation: A Gonstead Chiropractor will palpate the spine and surrounding muscles. At the same time, the patient is in a fixed position to feel for edema, pain or any other abnormal texture or stiffness in the muscles and other tissues of your back or even neck adjustment.
Instrumentation: The Nervoscope is the instrument of choice for Gonstead Chiropractic. This technology detects unequal heat distribution along the spinal column, which could indicate inflammation or nerve strain. The Nervoscope will be guided down the length of your back by your chiropractor, and patients say it feels like two fingers running down either side of the spine.
Motion Palpation: The Gonstead Chiropractor will ask you to move and bend at various angles while touching your spine to complete this examination phase. Your treating physician will be able to see for themselves how easily the segments of your spine move in different directions.