"Find the subluxation. Accept it where you find it. Fix it. Leave it alone." - Dr. C.S. Gonstead

The Gonstead Doctor

Drs. Zach and Hiral go well beyond what many chiropractors consider a spinal assessment, by conducting a very thorough and personalized analysis of your spine using five main criteria.


Visualization is a very quick and efficient method used to cross reference all other findings. Drs. Zach and Hiral are proficient in being able to pick up on subtle changes in your posture and movement which may correlate to the underlying problem.


The instrument of choice in the Gonstead System is the Nervoscope. The Nervoscope detects uneven distributions of heat along the spine which can be indicative of inflammation and nerve interference. The instrument is gently glided down the length of your back and will feel like two fingers gliding down each side of your spine.


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


This process is not an adjusting technique, rather it involves feeling the spine while it is in motion. This enables the doctors to determine how easily or difficult each vertebral segment in your spine moves in comparison to the others.


X-rays allow Drs. Zach and Hiral to visualize the spine in its entirety including: joint and disc integrity, vertebral misalignments, ruling out any pathologies or possible fractures, and accounting for any other abnormal findings that may be present. These full-spine radiographs are taken in a standing and weight bearing position to fully substantiate the examination findings.

"To see is to know, not to see is to guess and we will not guess with yours’ or your family’s’ health"
– Warren Family Chiropractic


The Gonstead Adjustment

After a complete analysis, Drs. Zach and Hiral will determine if a chiropractic adjustment is necessary. The focus of the Gonstead adjustment is to be as specific, precise, and as accurate as possible; addressing only the subluxations of the spine. The adjustment is a quick and precise force delivered by hand that is both gentle and effective. Once the adjustment has been made your body can then begin its natural healing process and start to function the way that it was intended to.


Warren Family Chiropractic

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Warren, PA 16365

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