Is Text Neck Hurting Your Posture?

A recent study sponsored by Facebook shows that 79% of the population between the ages of 18 and 44 have their cell phones with them almost all the time—with only 2 hours of their waking day spent without their phone on hand. With over a billion people using smartphones, “text neck” is a 21stcentury term and a new phenomenon that …

Spine Movement, Exercise, and the Brain

New science is confirming that healthy movement patterns in our joints (specifically our spine) supercharges our brain activity, increases learning and development in children, and reduces stress hormones circulating through our bodies. John Ratey, MD, professor at Harvard Medical School and author of Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain, has shown research that proves exercise “turns on” …

It’s All About The Disc

The Gonstead Technique recognizes that proper intervertebral disc function is the foundation to a healthy spine and nervous system. Many people think that the disc is the sock absorber or “spring” of the joint. Although the disc has some shock absorption properties, it is often harder than the bones around it. The primary job of the disc is that of a …

Advanced Instrumentation

At Vertical Chiropractic in Redding California, our Gonstead doctors use a five step specific and scientific examination including the most advanced and up to date diagnostic technology for education and patient care.  The first of five criteria is established with using state-of-the-art technology for assessing each patient to get an accurate location of the cause of their health problems. The Space Foundation certified Insight …

First Chiropractic Miracle

Although many people around the world see chiropractors for different reasons, it is essential to know the history of chiropractic.  The testimony of the first chiropractic miracle opens the door to getting the best results from principled Gonstead chiropractic care. On the unique day of September 18th, 1895 in Davenport Iowa, DD Palmer met Harvey Lillard.  Harvey was the janitor …