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The following was written by B.J. Palmer, the Developer of chiropractic: THE BIG IDEA A slip on the snowy sidewalk in winter is a small thing. It happens to millions. A fall from a ladder in the summer is a small thing. It happens to millions. The slip or fall produces a subluxation. The subluxation […]
Dorland’s Medical Dictionary defines “Health” as “a state of physical, mental, and emotional well-being, and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity”…yet isn’t it interesting that our primary focus in healthcare is attempting to eliminate disease from the human body…and in this attempt, clinical statistics and research are showing us that in many ways, […]
Most patients that we see in our office get excellent results after adjustments. They feel like they have more range of motion, less pain and feel like they have a better quality of life. But what happens, if after an adjustment, you actually feel worse or the pain seems to increase? Is it because the […]
I was sitting at my daughter’s softball game when I listened to a very interesting conversation. One lady said, “I have garden back” as she stretched in her lawn chair. A different lady responded by saying “I’ve had it twice this year. It got better so I went back to gardening and then it was […]
Why do Gonstead Doctors use X-rays? This is a questions I am routinely asked in my office by patients that may have seen another chiropractor prior to coming to my office that didn’t use x-rays to evaluate their condition. The answer is really very simple; it is better to know than it is to guess […]
One of the biggest misconceptions about spinal health is the notion that if you don’t have back pain, you therefore must have a healthy back. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. Pain often only becomes noticeable after a problem has been there for a long time. Consider someone who suffers a serious […]
Do you have pain or discomfort when you lay down at night? Are you restless or do you have a hard time finding a comfortable position in order to fall asleep? Do you wake up in the middle of the night or in the mornings with soreness and stiffness? In our offices, many people describe having joint problems […]
A lot of patients come in to our offices and say they have been diagnosed with “scoliosis” by another healthcare professional. There are times when scoliosis is the result of more serious, pathological problems that chiropractic may not be able to help correct. Scoliosis can also be the result of long standing “stuck” spinal joints. […]
Following a knee or hip surgery, one can usually expect some pain. How long should it take to go away? How is it actually supposed to feel? Every patient is different, so there is no definite answer to these question. Let’s ask another question: Is it possible that the surgery or subsequent rehab has caused […]
While it may be true that chiropractors specialize in dealing with conditions that effect the spine, all of our patients at Gonstead Family Chiropractic should already know that we do more than just look at your spines. We are passionate about helping individuals gain a higher level of overall health. Helping people attain this involves […]