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Rapid City Chiropractic Care

At Vital Life Chiropractic we rely on the gold standard of chiropractic to help you heal naturally and maintain peak wellness. A nervous system free of interferences will function at its highest potential. The only way to achieve this when subluxation occurs is with a chiropractic adjustment. Dr. Zak will provide necessary adjustments and then let your body do the rest without adjunctive services.

The only alternative to chiropractic is living a life of less than full expression. B.J. Palmer

Gonstead Chiropractic

Gonstead Chiropractor in Rapid City

Dr. Alfstad is an experienced Gonstead chiropractor serving Rapid City, Spearfish and Sturgis.

Our body has the innate ability to heal itself from within when properly aligned. Dr. Zak offers 100% Gonstead chiropractic adjustments.

Gonstead is the pinnacle standard in providing hands-on chiropractic adjustments and allows Dr. Zak to be very specific with the care he provides.

The belief behind this proven technique is that a pair of skilled chiropractic hands is the best way to analyze and correct spinal misalignments.

Dr. Zak is able to feel exactly where subluxations are located, confirm his findings with digital X-rays, apply the appropriate amount of gentle force, and actually feel the movement of the vertebrae or joint. Adjustments are very specific and adjusted to meet your individual needs.

Six Criteria for Analysis

  1. X-Rays – Essential full-spine digital x-rays of the spine are used to provide an accurate postural analysis, showing problems other than chief complaints. We specifically analyze these x-rays to be used at each visit.
  2. Motion Palpation – This “hands on” technique precisely pinpoints problematic areas and is use to determine fixations or “stuck joints” and their range of motion.
  3. Static Palpation – Using light touch to identify chronic versus acute areas as well as minute changes in the tissue and muscles.
  4. Instrumentation – A bilateral Nervoscope measures temperature along the spine to point out areas of inflammation. It is used each visit to allow us to focus on the true problems rather than treating symptoms.
  5. Visualization – A visual analysis of the body formation, posture, structure and gait.
  6. Case Management – We use a proven system that specializes in finding the underlying cause to develop a road map for corrective care and to maintain both structure and function of the spine and nervous system.

Medicine: the study of disease and what causes man to die. Chiropractic: the study of health and what causes man to live. C.S. Gonstead, DC

Dr. Zak looks forward to helping you live better. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at (605) 791-3222