A Brief Understanding of the Gonstead Chiropractic Method
The method of chiropractics has been in existence since a long time now. Over the years this method has seen a multifarious of evolutions in terms of spinal manipulations. Among all the methods one method that really has a large following as well as a big number of practitioners advocating this method, is the method of Gonstead chiropractic. There are several reasons as to why this method of Gonstead Technique has seen such a tremendous popularity.
The technique of Gonstead chiropractic was developed by Dr. Clarence S. Gonstead of Wisconsin at the time when he became a chiropractor in the year 1923. According to the Gonstead chiropractic method, almost all the bodily misalignments can be referred to the pelvic girdle. According to Dr. Clarence S. Gonstead, the pelvic girdle is the human body’s foundation.
The Gonstead chiropractic takes its analogy from the fact that just like a building’s foundation has to be made sound and firm in order to support the rest of the building that is constructed upon it, similarly the human body’s foundation of the pelvic bones and the lower back bones need to be strong, level, and in balance so that the rest of the body can remain secure and function properly and optimally.
In case these base bones of the body are thrown out of place due to any accident or even merely due to some abnormal movements, then the whole body would have to bear the consequences. If the natural realignment of the body cannot be made possible in such cases then the only recourse is the Gonstead chiropractics.
The chiropractor who would be treating the patient in such conditions would carefully study the misalignments in the structure especially in the lower region near the pelvic bones. Apart from the manual techniques, an x-ray of the spine is also done to get a comprehensive knowledge of the spine’s shape.
The basic premise of this Gonstead chiropractic is that once the problematic vertebra can be located then it is only that vertebra that needs to be adjusted back into the original place and nothing else. The remaining structure would automatically fall into place leading to the recovery of the patient.