Dr. Gonstead Disc Theory of Subluxation

Dr. Gonstead postulated that when the Parallel Disc relationship is compromised by vertebral misalignment the pivot point of the nucleus pulposus is compressed and puts pressure against the surrounding annular fibers damaging them.

This tissue damage creates an inflammatory response causing the disc to expand, and it is this expansion that puts pressure on the nerves in a given intervertebral foramen resulting in neurological dysfunction.

The Gonstead system says for this reason that subluxations begin at the disc, it is important to understand the stages of degeneration so as to visualize what adjusting direction and force must be applied for correction.

In the spine intervertebral discs act as both a protective cushion allowing for flexibility as well as a supportive coupling between vertebral bodies to insure a normal and healthy range of motion.

The Nucleus Pulposus in the dense central mass which holds fluids and nutrients and functions as a pivot point or “ball bearing” during movement of a vertebral couple. The Annulus Fibrosis is the outlying layers of fibrocartilage and collengenous fibers, much the “rings” observed in a cross section of a tree trunk. The Annulus is anchored to the cartilaginous end plates of adjacent vertebral bodies.

Dr. Gonstead’s Level Disc Theory states that “anatomically and physiologically normal discs will allow the vertebral bodies to assume their optimum relationships”. This is observed when the vertical height of a vertebral couple is uniform 360º around with the vertebral bodies in line. This relationship is known as “Parallel Discs” and allows for equal weight bearing, adequate nutrient supply and optimal joint function and movement in the spine.

Many patients stated they have gone through the traditional medical system and even been to many chiropractors while not finding the relief that they need. When asked, why choose Gonstead chiropractic care – they said: because of the detailed examination and the specific correction of the spine. Gonstead chiropractic is not for everyone. It’s best to schedule for a consultation to determine if Gonstead chiropractic will be a good fit for you and your family.

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