Chiropractic has been around since 1895. Many methods have developed over the course of time and all are directed towards identifying and correcting the sometimes elusive vertebral subluxation complex. These chiropractic techniques have varied widely throughout Chiropractic academia, and typically have reflected the expertise of the specific College where they are taught.   The Palmer College of Chiropractic is the biggest, oldest, and most famous Chiropractic College in the world.  The Palmer system of technique is based primarily on the Gonstead Technique.  We are the only Palmer educated doctors in Abilene.


While many Chiropractors using various other techniques can and do help people;  we feel that the advantages unique to the Gonstead system allow for more reliable and repeatable outcomes, in fewer visits.  The reasons are as follows.

Gonstead technique: The Gonstead technique is based on specificity. Specificity in chiropractic is defined by an accurate identification of the exact location of the vertebral subluxation, and designing and delivering a specific adjustment, tailored to the needs of that specific joint, appropriately and successfully. The Gonstead technique executes this specific task with several tools.

  1. Nerve function scans with specialized instrumentation that pinpoints the defect in the nervous system, at the spinal level.
  2. X-ray line analyses measurements that accurately define the joint’s position.
  3. Specific adjusting technique that utilizes multiple specialized adjusting tables in order to isolate the subluxation, with respect to its unique malposition and the appropriate successful correction.

 In other words, we do not simply “pop” your spine this way and that way and hope that it works.  We intend to fix you on purpose.



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