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We search for subtle signals that something isn't quite right when we assess patients. By observing how you stand, walk, and lift and hold your body, chiropractors can detect subtle issues with your spinal foundation.
The Nervoscope is a tool used in the Gonstead Process. This device measures the temperature on both sides of the spine bilaterally. On the one hand, more heat means more inflammation and probably more nerve pressure on the other.
The use of a Nervoscop is entirely safe, and it feels like two fingers running down your spine. After procedures, we will use the Nervoscope to check for changes in your spinal alignment and see if more attention is needed.
A hands-on examination is needed for static palpation. The Gonstead chiropractor can feel swelling, tenderness, tightness, and knots as he examines the neck and back. This form of examination will show soft tissue anomalies along your spine.
The difference between motion palpation and static palpation is that the patient shifts during the test. To see how your body's systems work together, your chiropractor can ask you to bend, stretch, and flex at different angles. The chiropractor checks the range of motion to see any trouble points, such as stuck or immobile joints.
X-rays have a more detailed view of the spine than what the naked eye would see. Even if the spine and back problems have not caused the discomfort, the chiropractor will see them.
The chiropractor at Gonstead chiropractic Salem will examine the stability of your joints and discs, as well as any vertebral misalignments, previous injuries, and how your musculoskeletal system functions. These X-rays of your whole spine and neck adjustment are taken when you are standing.