Our Approach

The 5 Components of the Gonstead Exam

We believe in using ALL of the available information to make a decision concerning someone’s health. We are renowned as the best Gonstead Chiropractors in Keller, Fort Worth. Every patient deserves to have correlated analysis in their clinical picture to ensure the highest level of Gonstead chiropractic care in Keller, Tx (Fort Worth). This allows us to make the right choices and instill patient confidence in the doctor’s ability with care.

Not one component is certain which is why we use Visualization, Instrumentation, Palpation, X-Ray, and patient symptoms to determine the exact spot that we need to adjust a patient. When all of these correlate we are more likely to give the patient a specific adjustment. The greater the specificity, the greater the change we will notice in the patient’s health.

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We aim to help your spine regain a normal structure.

Structural Care is not for everyone. If you are looking for a long-term solution rather than “Band-Aid® care” or short-term symptom relief, our office may be for you. Our extensive Structural examination procedures will help us get a better picture of IF we can help you, HOW LONG it may take, and WHAT we can do to improve your overall health. The results that we achieve in our office are ones that you can not only FEEL but SEE through our reexamination procedures.

Once your structure is back to normal, we strive to give you the tools to maintain your progress so your secondary conditions do not return.

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Both Static and Motion Palpation are utilized in Gonstead Chiropractic to precisely pinpoint areas of involvement. Static Palpation is the “hands-on” part of the examination. This will indicate changes in contour, tone, texture, and temperature in the patient. Motion Palpation is used to determine the ranges of motion and restrictions of its listing.

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Routinely a dual probe instrument (Nervoscope) is used to get a bilateral temperature comparison of the spine to locate areas of inflammation. The readings obtained through the meter will reveal whether or not structural shifts (subluxations) are present, if they are being corrected, and when correction has been attained.

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We take into account all the information we can get from the patient by simply looking at them very carefully. In the Gonstead System, Visualization starts from the moment the patient walks in the door. Differences in height between the ears, shoulders, and hips as well as posture and gait are useful to confirm your X-Ray and Palpation findings.

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Case Management


Although never used in a “cookbook” fashion, understanding problems with a patient’s health help us determine the area that a patient needs to be adjusted. Symptoms can help separate the two parts of the Autonomic Nervous System (Sympathetic and Parasympathetic) and aid us in applying a specific adjustment In the Gonstead System, we apply all the information from these modes of analysis and correlate our findings to determine the most likely cause of the patient’s problem.

After structural shifts (Subluxations) are found, the use of the proper Gonstead technique is applied to effectively correct problem areas.

The Gonstead System focuses on the dynamics of the intervertebral disc as the underlying cause of subluxations and resulting neurological dysfunction. It could then be said that Gonstead doctors are “disc doctors”.

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