What is the Gonstead Method of Chiropractic?
In the chiropractic there are about 38 different named techniques. The techniques range from being very gross and crude to very specific and scientific. Dr Gonstead was a mechanical engineer prior to being a chiropractor. After graduation from chiropractic college he decided he could do chiropractic better than he was taught if he could learn how to apply mechanical engineering principles to the spine.
Will I need X-rays?
We will only take x-rays if clinically necessary. The x-ray is like a blueprint in that it frequently indicates what has happened at the area we are concerned with. To not have an x-ray means we are guessing as to what is going on in that area. Sometimes we guess successfully, but the results improve if we can see what we need to work on. Occassionally we use x-rays that were recently taken by another doctor. It helps speed things up if you can bring them with you when you come on the first day. We can also request them. But, be forewarned it can take several weeks for your x-rays to arrive.
How much do X-rays cost?
It depends on what area of your body is affected and your circumstances. Generally, the cost ranges between £40 and £110
Are you on my insurance plan?
Yes and no. feel free to call us to see if you are covered.
Will I need to go for many visits?
Most people need a few visits and some people need many visits. The number of visits that will be required to correct your condition depends on the severity of the condition, the length of time you had it, whether you exercise, if you are overweight, your stress level, whether you let it heal during the process or you continue to aggravate it, has it started to degenerate etc. Roughly speaking, from a symptom standpoint, people with an easy problem improve in a couple of days to a couple of weeks. Difficult problems can take months to years.
Will I need to go to a Chiropractor forever?
As with any healthy lifestyle choice, it is always best to continue for a lifetime. Would it make any sense to begin working out, getting into the best shape of your life, feeling the best you have in years and then to stop? If you begin to eat a healthy diet of fruits and vegetables to get your body working at its optimum physical and mental state, would it make sense to stop and go back to eating chips and diet coke? Once people achieve health, it makes sense to maintain it. However, it is always up to you how much you want to benefit from chiropractic care.