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Leaning_Tower_of_Pisa_1.jpg (5406 bytes) This Chiropractic adjusting technique is based on the engineering principal that a good foundation insures durability and a longer life of a structure. In the case of the human frame, the pelvis and lumbar vertebrae are the foundation of the spine. Any slight change or shift in the foundation can cause a great amount of deviation above.

When the pelvic girdle is level there will be maximum balance and stability in the spinal column. This will allow the forces of gravity to work toward maintaining the chiropractic adjustment, instead of working against it.

When your spine is analyzed at our office five factors are taken into consideration:

X-ray Analysis
Paraspinal Thermal Scan
Static Palpation
Motion Palpation
Subjective report by patient

The first factor, your x-ray analysis, visually illustrates the position of the vertebrae and how to best place it back into proper position. Secondly, a paraspinalDavidScansPaul.jpg (20559 bytes) thermal scan is administered in order to identify areas of asymmetry in the spine. Next, static palpation is performed to identify tight musculature that is causing spinal stress. The fourth factor, motion palpation is used to check the joint motion between vertebrae. The last factor that is used is a subjective report given by the patient. In this manner, the Gonstead Technique provides a system to check, monitor and re-evaluate the progress of the spine.

Beyond the extensive training for all chiropractors, Dr. Theobald has taken rigorous courses in the Gonstead technique, providing him with the tools to better evaluate the root of your spinal problems—problems that are preventing you from performing at your full health potential.

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