Gonstead Chiropractor in Pittsford NY
There are many types of chiropractic care. Dr. Siracuse uses the Gonstead System to analyze—then realign and/or care for the spine. It’s a gentle, effective technique that pinpoints problems and adjusts them accordingly.
"Find the subluxation, accept it where you find it, correct it and … leave it alone.’ ~ Dr. Gonstead
Dr. Gonstead provided chiropractic solutions for 60+ years, his system of adjusting the spine is the most dynamic and practical known today.
In the early 1960s word was spreading throughout the world that there was a healer in a small farming community in Wisconsin —people of all ages and walks of life were flocking.
Who was this man and what was his method?
The man was Clarence S. Gonstead. He became a chiropractor in 1923 following a personal experience with chiropractic that had helped his body heal from a painful, crippling episode of rheumatoid arthritis.
With a background in mechanical engineering, he would come to apply the principles of this discipline to the evaluation of the spine. As part of a life-long study of the spine, he would often fly his private plane to Indianapolis to dissect, study, stain, photograph and then reconstruct cadaver spines at Lincoln Chiropractic College.
Based on his studies, he developed the “foundation principle” to explain how a fixation in one area of the spine created compensatory bio-mechanical changes and symptoms in another.
He was a pioneer in the Chiropractic profession, developing equipment and methods of analysis that used more than one criteria to verify the precise location of vertebral subluxation—a spinal bone that is fixated or stuck, resulting in nerve pressure that interferes with the innate ability of the body to maintain health.
It’s important to a Gonstead practitioner to thoroughly examine the spine before adjusting it.
Why? To perform a specific adjustment, a chiropractor needs to evaluate and find the location of your subluxations (or misalignments)—these may be the cause of your health problems.
As a Gonstead practitioner, Dr. Siracuse uses the following thorough methods of analysis:
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