What Happens When There is a Misalignment?
These misalignments can cause pressure on the discs which lie between the vertebrae and can be the result of several minor impacts or a single accident. Occasionally, vertebrae tilted or rotated out of their correct position can be too much for nature to correct and will need to be treated.
In most cases, these are easily recognized by the chiropractor, especially those in the upper area of the vertebral column.
The ability to recognize and correct these issues forms a major part of the Gonstead Technique. For instance, when the lower region of the spinal column is misaligned, the body attempts to keep itself upright and straight by compensating and causing a vertebra above to shift out of the correct position.
If only the top misaligned vertebra is adjusted, it may not provide proper relief. For complete and long-term results, all of the misaligned vertebrae addressed.