The Gonstead Difference

The Gonstead chiropractor conducts a thorough analysis of your spine using five criteria to detect the presence of the vertebral subluxation complex.

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The doctor will use a bilateral heat reading instrument.This instrument detects uneven distributions of heat along the spine which can be indicative of inflammation and nerve pressure. This instrument is guided down the length of your back and feels like two fingers gliding down each side of your spine.


Static Palpation

The process of feeling (or palpating) your spine in a stationary (or static) position. We will feel for the presence of swelling (or edema), tenderness and any abnormal texture or tightness in the muscles and other tissues of your back.


Motion Palpation

This process involves feeling the spine while moving and bending it at various angles. This enables us to determine how easily or difficult each segment in your spine moves in different directions.



Visualization is a way to cross reference all the other findings. We are experts in looking for subtle changes in your posture and movement which could indicate any problems.


X-Ray Analysis

X-Ray films enable us to visualize the entire structure of your spine. This is helpful in evaluating for any disease processes, fracture, posture, joint and disc integrity and vertebral misalignments. (X-ray is not utilized on pregnant patients and most pediatric cases.)  

Gentle and Specific Adjustments

After a complete analysis, we are ready to deliver any necessary spinal adjustments. The focus of our adjustment is to be as gentle, specific and accurate as possible addressing only the problem areas (areas of subluxation).

It is our goal to restore and maintain optimal health by locating and correcting any interference to the nervous system caused by vertebral subluxation.

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4708 Wisconsin Ave NW #101
Washington, DC 20016

Phone: 202-237-1399

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Noya Chiropractic
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Washington, DC 20016