The Gonstead Difference
Gonstead Chiropractic can help with symptoms like neck pain, back pain, sciatica pain, or migraines and headaches. If you have low back pain or some visceral condition like asthma or carpel tunnel, your Gonstead chiropractor in Carlsbad can help. Gonstead chiropractors work on correcting the cause of symptoms and can provide corrective chiropractic care for structural spinal damage, not merely providing temporary relief of symptoms.
The Gonstead chiropractic system as taught by Dr. Gohl is the most structurally and bio-mechanically specific. It produces measurable results with full-spine X-rays and before and after symptom comparisons. Our Gonstead Chiropractic clinic in Carlsbad has helped thousands of patients for over 10 years with the relief and the corrective chiropractic care they have been seeking.
About Gohl Clinic
We specialize in Gonstead Chiropractic and serve patients from Carlsbad, San Diego, Oceanside, San Marcos, Vista, Encinitas, Cardiff, Leucadia, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach, and Del Mar. We offer affordable Gonstead chiropractic care for you and your family. What physical condition is getting in your way of living your life? Call and schedule a no-charge consultation with your Gonstead San Diego chiropractor in Carlsbad to see if chiropractic can help.
A Chiropractic Journey
In 2004, Dr. Kametz had the good fortune of meeting and working side by side with Gonstead chiropractic legend Dr. Richard A. Gohl. Many Gonstead chiropractors believe he is the greatest chiropractor to live. Over the next eight years, Dr. Kametz devoted his time and resources to train and practice with Dr. Gohl. He died in 2012 after 60 years in active practice. Our practice and clinic is named in honor of Dr. Gohl and the work he devoted his entire life to.
Gohl Clinic of Chiropractic
Where To Find Gohl Clinic of Chiropractic
We are right at the corner of El Camino Real and Carlsbad Village Drive, just minutes off the 5 or 78 freeways.
Anterior Head Syndrome
You can self-test for ANS, but your chiropractor can only determine if it is caused by a chiropractic condition. If you suffer from Anterior Head Syndrome, please call and schedule a consultation with your San Diego Gonstead chiropractor in Carlsbad to see if you qualify for care.
that normally have no effect on people) resulting in sneezing, coughing, congestion, hives, rashes, and in severe cases, seizure and anaphylactic shock. These symptoms are caused by the histamines your immune system creates in an attempt to protect your body against the allergen.
When your spine is misaligned it can impinge on the nerves in your body. The nervous system controls everything including chemical and hormone release. Any insult to the nervous system will cause the body to not function properly, and your immune system cannot work at an optimal level.
Chiropractors realign the spine to relieve any stress on nerves. This allows the immune system to work at a higher level, making it easier to fight off infections while recognizing allergens. When your immune system recognizes allergens, it will not overreact to them, or at least not react as severely to them.
In our office, most patients report a decrease in the severity and the frequency of allergies, and most cease taking drugs all together. Gonstead chiropractic does not work like an anti-histamine as a direct, short term relief from allergies. Gonstead chiropractic allows your body to be better equipped to fight against allergies. If you suffer from allergies, please call and schedule a consultation with your San Diego Gonstead chiropractor in Carlsbad to see if you qualify for care.
including cartilage and bone. It mostly happens in weight bearing joints such as the knees, hips, and spine. It is also common in the neck and hands.
Over time, degenerated joints may cause stiffness and strain the supporting muscle. This generally will lead to the body compensating consciously or not. Here the body will begin to develop bone spurs to protect the joints from excessive movement.
When there is a subluxation, there is always a bone in the spine that is fixed into position. When the subluxation is corrected, often time normal body movement will ensue. When there is no longer any need for extra joint protection, often times the bone will resorb as calcium into the blood stream.
If you suffer from arthritis, please call and schedule a consultation with your San Diego Gonstead chiropractor in Carlsbad to see if you qualify for care.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
effects on the hands and arms. Repetitive movements which are not performed with good ergonomics in mind can cause micro-trauma to the hands and wrists. This trauma combined with joint dysfunction and spinal problems may result in a condition known as carpal tunnel syndrome.
The median nerve, which is affected in carpal tunnel syndrome, travels from spinal cord from the lower neck, down the arm, through the wrist and to the tips of the fingers. If one or more of these structures are affected, symptoms of wrist pain, numbness, weakness, burning and loss of muscle function can occur.
Surgery is usually unnecessary because it deals with the wrist, and more often than not that pain is caused by misalignment of the bones in the lower neck. Gonstead chiropractic can assure that all of the joints and muscles along the path of the nerve are free of obstruction and functioning normally, thus reducing nerve irritation and pain. If you suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, please call and schedule a consultation with your San Diego Gonstead chiropractor in Carlsbad to see if you qualify for care.
Failed Back Surgery
If this is you, there may be hope. We have worked with surgery cases where there have been a complete recovery from symptoms. For these candidates, there is a special program at our office. Call and schedule a consultation with your San Diego Gonstead chiropractor in Carlsbad to see if you qualify for care.
Chiropractors analyze and correct spinal subluxations.
Subluxation is a condition when the spinal bones, instead of protecting the delicate nerves, interfere with the nerves. This causes damage to the end organ attached to them.
There are four characteristics of a subluxation.
1) Misalignment – bone twist out of normal position
2) Occlusion – when the hole the nerve passes thru gets smaller
3) Pressure – smaller hole causes increased pressure on the nerves
4) Interference – pinched nerves restricts nerve impulses to organs
Since subluxations interfere with the master control center of the body, they may cause any condition in the body. Often times subluxations produce pain, but this is at the end state of disease, not the beginning.
When an organ gets a restricted nerve impulse, over time the cells malfunction at that organ. If enough cells malfunction, then you have a symptom. If symptoms persist long enough, then you have a pathology which is now a medical condition.
If your primary condition is a subluxation, chiropractic can help any secondary condition from asthma to irregular menses to colic to back pain. Once the subluxation is corrected, normal function can begin. Call and schedule a consultation with your San Diego Gonstead chiropractor in Carlsbad to see if you qualify for care.
Most often the pain and discomfort is caused by a vertebral subluxation.
The twisting of the spine (along with flexing forward) is the most damaging to the discs, which protect the nerves. Over time, if the subluxation is not corrected, neurologic malfunction become more prevalent, the discs begin to degenerate, and the spine in an attempt to protect itself develops arthritis.
Common manipulative technique used in chiropractic involves a twisting of the pelvis. While this may temporarily work for decreasing pain and increasing motion, the continuous twisting will further damage lumbar discs giving rise to more inflammation around the nerves. In our office, using the Gonstead system, we use a specific technique that requires no twisting of the spine for adjustments. This facilitates the healing process quicker and for more lasting effects.
Call and schedule a consultation with your San Diego Gonstead chiropractor in Carlsbad to see if you qualify for care.
Headaches & Migraines
When there is spinal misalignment, the bones protecting the spinal cord interfere with the nerves instead of protecting them. This interference causes the body to malfunction somehow, either directly by causing pain or indirectly by not chemically or hormonally balancing the body properly. Often, a symptom of this is a migraine headache.
Once the pressure on the nerves is relieved, the body has no reason for pain and can balance itself chemically and hormonally and function properly.
We have outstanding success with those suffering from headaches and migraines. If you’re suffering from headaches or migraines, call and schedule a consultation with your San Diego Gonstead chiropractor in Carlsbad to see if you qualify for care.
Neck & Back Pain
If you suffer from neck or back pain, call and schedule a consultation with your San Diego Gonstead chiropractor in Carlsbad to see if you qualify for care.
Whiplash & Auto Accidents
Whiplash is a common injury for people involved in car collisions. When a car is struck from behind or collides with another object, it causes the neck to snap back and forth violently. This causes the muscles and ligaments (including the Intervertebral Disc) to overextend, leading to strains and/or tears. This is referred to as soft tissue damage, and can cause stiffness and soreness. Whiplash can also cause structural damage such as misaligned vertebrae, herniated, bulging or ruptured discs, or nerve damage due to the overextension from the violent movement.
Gonstead chiropractic can help with both types of injuries. Gonstead adjustments can be performed specifically for those who have been in car accidents and suffered from whiplash. The pressure on the discs and nerves is released when the spine is returned to its proper alignment, preventing nerve and disc damage.The most important time to get checked by a Gonstead chiropractor after an accident is roughly three days.
If you are under regular Gonstead chiropractic care, you should be seen shortly after the accident. The small delay in care will have given the upset structures a chance to settle down a bit so a more accurate xray may be taken. However, waiting too long after an accident may cause structures to mal-adapt and begin the degeneration process. Many people after accidents wait 10, 20 years or even more before seeing a chiropractor years later when they have neck pain. Yet, the problem began in an accident as a teen. At that point, the amount of degeneration that has taken place during this time will never allow a full recovery. If you have been in a car accident, call and schedule a consultation with your San Diego Gonstead chiropractor in Carlsbad to see if you qualify for care.