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Visiting Dr. G

 Here is what to expect when you see Dr. G
 First thing you will do is remove your shirt, I can"t fix what I can't see. Ladies are provided a gown for privacy. Next you will hold in your lap a small meter which is connected to another 
meter which I am holding and running down your spine. When the meter is run over a problem area, it will show a read on both meters so that you and I will both see the source of your problem. This read show the specific location of the bone which needs to be adjusted.

Enough is enough!

 After being a Chiropractor for 35 years, I have reached the point of complete exasperation.
When will we realize that the earth is not flat. That you and Tiger Woods, Larry Bird, Joe Montana, your parents, all have something in common. The vertebral subluxation.  Yes I know your M.D. says there is no such thing, while at the same time offering no solution to your back pain. Obviously if they knew the answer, Tiger Woods would be back playing golf. As a Tiger fan this just burns my hide.

Chiropractic and X-ray

  Having been a Chiropractor for over 35 years, I have definite considerations about
the use of X-ray in the Chiropractic Office. Is it necessary?  Only if you want your doctor to know what is wrong with you before he begins his work. The motto is "know before you go".
  Yes, results can be achieved without the use of x-ray, but why put your health at risk. Would you go into the hospital  for heart surgery if the doctor didn't know what was needed. You wouldn't want the doctor to guess, there might not be a second guess.

7 steps to better health

      
   This is exactly how a visit to Dr. Goforth goes.
 
  1.  You call 818-273-4103 and schedule your appointment.  
  2.  You drive to 10308 Mcbroom St., Shadow Hills Ca 91040
  3.  You stop at the Beware of Dog sign and call Dr.Jim, unless
        you have already met Hunter the Husky, in which case you
        would proceed to the office.
  4. You take your shirt off and hold a meter which will show you

Correct emphasis

 Many years ago a person had a low back pain which sent a sharp pain radiating down his
left leg. So he went to see a Chiropractor. The doc took a look at the patient, poked around at his spine for quite awhile, then told the person that he had a subluxation of the 5th lumbar vertebra that needed to be adjusted. Sounded like the doc knew what he was talking about, so
the person went along with this, got adjusted and left the office minus the back pain.

Flash forward to 2015. Same person, same low back pain radiating down his left leg.

Communication

  Chiropractic is all about communication between the brain and nervous system, such communication going to every tissue and organ in the body.  When this communication is not interfered with by the subluxation, health reigns supreme. 
 Communication is also important between patient and Chiropractor.  The patient wants to communicate what they consider to be their problem(some type of symptom).  The Chiropractor's job is to communicate to the patient, while fully acknowledging their communication about their symptom, what the problem is which is causing the patients symptom.

Just a pinched nerve?

  A pinched nerve, called by Chiropractors' a "Subluxation". Okay,  so how did that happen.  Well its a little more than your tackle football game at your 40th birthday party.  This is what and when this usually happens, almost 99% of the time.
  Somewhere around your first or second birthday, you fell down and a bone slipped out of place.  This put pressure on the spinal nerve just below the bone.  This pressure was enough to cause the organ at the end to not function properly.

Back pain relief simplified

Back pain relief is attained by finding out what caused the pain, and reversing.  This is so simple that you won't believe it.  Cause: a bone slips backward. twists to the right, and also wedges on the right.  Determine which bone has slipped, then make a Chiropractic adjustment that moves the bone forward, from right to left and also reduce the lateral wedging. This puts the bone in a more correct position and usually results in immediate relief.  If there is no relief, either one of the correction factors has been missed, or the problem is so bad that several adjustments are necessary.  This is just for relief, it does not correct the problem, which is something that I will address in my next post. Dr. J                                                                                                                                                           

Dr.J

Hello,
My names is Dr. James Goforth. I have been a Chiropractor since 1079. Prior to that I was a nuclear Machinist.   The precision work required of a machinist led me to discover within the Chiropractic profession a similar approach to back problems.  That is the Gonstead technique, considered by many to be the Gold Standard in Chiropractic.
Prior to opening my first practice in Pleasant HIll, CA, I worked in one of the busiest Chiropractic offices in the country, by myself seeing up to 400 patients per week.

Gonstead

Hello,
My name is Dr. James Goforth.  I have been a Chiropractor since 1979, originally practicing in Pleasant Hill, CA, and then moving to my current location in east Hollywood in 2003.  Chiropractic is divided into two different approaches, mixers and straight Chiropractors.  Mixers do a little of everything, including but not limited to nutrition, hair analysis, massage, physical therapy, emotional response treatment, laser treatment, etc.  Straight Chiropractors confine their approach to the correction of the vertebral subluxation complex(VSC).