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There are basically two types of chiropractors.

Musculoskeletal chiropractors who primarily focus on symptoms. Manipulations are done to decompress joints and reduce pain. In addition electrotherapies may be used. Length of treatment is often based on available insurance coverage, often leaving the patient short of correcting the cause of the symptom. Often the patient feels better temporarily, but since the spine remains structurally misaligned, the problem continues to degenerate and the symptoms return again and again and again.

Traditional chiropractors work on structural correction of the spine and removing subluxation. Simply put, a subluxation is a misaligned vertebrae that interferes with nerve impulses that the brain uses to regulate all functions of the body. Although the traditional chiropractor wants the patient to "feel better" , his primary focus is removing nerve interference and making sure that the problem is actually corrected. That is why traditional or structural chiropractors will utilize x-rays before they adjust so that they can see how to correct the problem as well as post x-rays to make sure that we have in fact corrected the problem. This way the doctor and the patient can actually see the results. 

L-5 disc x-ray

At Barton Chiropractic Clinic in Concord, we take great pride in providing the finest chiropractic care available. We utilize the Gonstead Chiropractic technique as well as Activator for patients that prefer it.

Chiropractic Adjustment  The Gonstead Gentle Chiropractic System

Gonstead Chiropractic procedures are the result of extensive clinical research by Clarence S. Gonstead, founder of the world famous Gonstead Clinic of Chiropractic in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin. Doctor Gonstead's fifty-five years of continuous practice and over four million chiropractic adjustments resulted in the most complete method of biomechanical analysis available for use by today's doctors of chiropractic. So why don't all chiropractors use this technique? Because the analysis takes more time and mastering the art of delivering a specific adjustment takes a LOT of practice and dedication.

The "Gonstead Chiropractor"

The Gonstead Chiropractor goes beyond what many chiropractors consider a spinal assessment by conducting a thorough analysis of your spine using five criteria to detect the presence of the vertebral subluxation complex.

Visualization - Visualization is a way to cross reference all the other findings. Your chiropractor is an expert in looking for subtle changes in your posture and movement which could indicate any problems.

Instrumentation - 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 pressure. This instrument is guided down the length of your back and feels like two fingers gliding down each side of your spine.

Static Palpation - This is simply the process of feeling (or palpating) your spine in a stationary (or static) position. Your chiropractor will feel for the presence of swelling (or edema), tenderness and any abnormal texture or tightness in the muscles and other tissues of your back.

Chiropractor in Concord  Yes, we help pregnant women!

Motion Palpation - This process involves feeling the spine while moving and bending it at various angles. This enables the chiropractor to determine how easily or difficult each segment in your spine moves in different directions.

X-Ray Analysis - x-ray films enable your doctor to visualize the entire structure of your spine. This is helpful in evaluating posture, joint and disc integrity, vertebral misalignments and ruling out any pathologies, or recent fractures that may be present or contributing to the patient's condition. These full-spine radiographs are taken in the standing, weight-bearing position to fully substantiate the examination findings.


Corrective Chiropractic Care

 We provide advanced spinal correction utilizing "state of the art" chiropractic techniques. This is not just random manipulation or patch up care. Never in the history of chiropractic have we been able to provide the level of help and expertise that now exists.

Chiropractor in Concord, CA Yes, we help shoulders and knees!

These newer correction methods are even safer, more comfortable and more effective than ever before. As a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. David Barton has almost 30 years of training and experience in spinal adjustment.

Concord Chiropractor Yes, we help children!

 Scoliosis, asthma, ear infections, even colic in babies are just a few of the problems that our patients suffer from.


Corrective Exercises

We teach our patients special "blueprint" exercises designed just for them, based on thier physical condition, as well as thier daily activities. The exercises are designed to help strengthen and correct their own unique problem. These exercises can be performed in the comfort of your own home and can improve the effectiveness of your spinal correction by as much as 30-40%. In addition to skeletal misalignment, muscles and connective tissues can be out of place or strained by improper alignment and use. Specific exercises and stretches can help your body stay in balance and in health. If you find a Chiropractic office in Concord that does a better job, let us know. We are constantly striving to be the best.

Lifestyle Advice

We often find it helpful to "coach" our patients on certain activities they should avoid or do differently to avoid aggravating their particular health challenge. Our goal is to help every patient achieve a fulfilling and happy lifestyle full of the activities they enjoy most. We recognize that each our patient is a whole person, and help them reach true health and wellness is a collaborate effort between our professionals and our patients. If you are trying to find a Chiropractic office in Concord , or find a Chiropractic office in Pleasant Hill, come check us out. Your first consultation is free.



Nutritional Counseling

Chiropractor in Concord, herbs

We provide specific recommendations on nutritional supplements and healthy food choices to enhance our patient´s return to optimal health. Do you know which supplements and vitamins are good for you? Dr. David Barton can provide a structured nutritional program based on your individual needs.

Spinal & Postural Screenings

Posture and spinal screenings can reveal important health information and unlock the door to improved health and well-being. We provide screenings at area malls, community events, health fairs and places of employment, throughout Concord, Pleasant Hill, and Walnut Creek. Contact us today to arrange a screening at your event or workplace.



 Chiropractor in Concord, massage Free Massage

It doesn't happen everyday, but we try to keep a massage tharapist in the reception area giving free chair massages.

We at Barton Chiropractic Clinic in Concord also provide  various types of full body massage, to complement and enhance the healing effects of Dr. Barton's specific Chiropractic adjustments. Massage appointments typically run 60-90 min.

 It is our hope that if you are trying to find a Chiropractor in Concord this sight will help.