Gonstead Technique

Gonstead is a system of analysis by which Dr. Lacey utilizes on each and every patient. The system is based on a series of steps and checks, thoroughly figuring out a patient's problem. The parts of the system are:

Case History. This is where you, the patient, tell Dr. Lacey everything about your present problem and past health history. Every decision we've ever made leads us to our current health status, so it is important to share everything. Chiropractors look at the patient's entire system, because they are all under control of the nervous system.
Instrumentation. Two different thermal scans will be run along your spine in our office. Temperature change along your spine is a direct reflection of how that area of the spine is working. The nervoscope will be run on every visit, and pinpoints the area of nerve pressure along your spine. The Tytron will show your areas of main concern and also your progress throughout care.

Palpation. Dr. Lacey will use her fingertips to feel the location of the individual bones and how they are moving, in order to determine how they need fixed. Chiropractors are extensively trained in feeling the spine and the surrounding structures for swelling and misalignments.
Visualization. Chiropractors can learn a lot about a person's spine by visualizing posture, how a person appears while standing still and also by watching a person walk. These are also all things that we expect to see improvement upon once we start fixing your spine!
X-ray. "To see is to know, not to see is to guess." By taking a picture of your spine, we will know exactly which areas to fix and how. We can also tell how long a problem has been there as well as track progress throughout care. All new patients will have a full-spine x-ray evaluation done on them. An x-ray is not needed on every visit. Typically, the first follow up x-ray will be taken 4 months into care, then every 8 months after that.