by: Dr. William H. Koch, D.C.
The story of how Dr. George Gonzalez developed the technique he calls Quantum Neurology® Rehabilitation will serve as inspiration and example of what a man can do when motivated by passion and the need to help a loved one.
In his quest to help his wife who had sustained an extremely painful and crippling spinal cord injury, Dr. George Gonzalez was inspired to develop his amazingly effective neurological rehabilitation technique.
BK: Dr. Gonzalez, please tell our readers about your wife’s injury because that is where your story begins.
GG: Prior to her first treatment by a massage therapist, my wife warned her that she had a spondylolisthesis and that no work should be done on her low back. Unfortunately the therapist ignored the warning. The result was the spinal cord injury known as a cauda equina syndrome.
BK: That’s a very serious injury. I have known a number of cases here in the Bahamas as well as in New York where massage therapists or physical therapists caused serious and sometimes permanent neurological injuries. I can only imagine how upsetting it was for you and your wife since a cauda equina syndrome usually requires surgical intervention.
GG: You are right, Bill. She was in severe pain, unable to walk with numbness of her entire pelvic region and both legs. I desperately needed to help her, but to do so I had to expand my thinking and look beyond what we were taught and how we usually evaluate and treat the nervous system
BK: So, your wife’s injury caused you to study neurology in a way that led you to uncover new ways of testing the nervous system to find weaknesses that were previously overlooked.
GG: Yes, the discoveries I used to help her, are now employed in Quantum Neurology® Rehabilitation.
BK: So how is your wife doing now?
GG: Great! She has made a complete recovery. It took a long time, but I was charting new waters. Had I known then what I know now, it would have only taken a few months. That is how far we have come in our understanding of the testing and rehabilitation of the Nervous System.
BK: That’s great. When you can help your own wife, it’s a real accomplishment. Tell me more about your testing protocols. Do you use traditional neurological testing?
GG: Yes, traditional testing is important, but what I have learned through my research provides us with new ways of evaluating the entire Nervous System. We evaluate how a stimulus can affect sensory, motor, visceral, autonomic and cranial nerve functions. Any or all of these can be affected by a single event or injury. For example, if I step on a nail I experience the sensation of pain in my foot (sensory) which causes a motor response as my whole body recoils away from the pain, an autonomic response as my pulse quickens, a cranial nerve response as I cry out and my face contorts into a grimace. I refer to this as NeuroExpression™.
BK: NeuroExpression is a perfect description of that process. You are looking at the way stimulus effects the global as well as the segmental nervous system. It would seem that you are tapping into the holographic way in which the brain and body record and react to stimulation and information. That is indeed unique and makes a lot of sense.
GG: That’s right Bill, I have discovered a way of uncovering hidden neurological weaknesses. The concept actually applies to all nerves. It allows us to develop a strategic analysis of where the nervous system is weak or failing.
Quantum Neurology® is a system of muscle testing and corrections. I‘ve found that a single neurological correction can make a big difference by itself, but a group of related corrections can make a huge difference in quality of life.
Let me give you a good example: Dr. Chad Wells, D.C. used Quantum Neurology® on a young woman with an injury she sustained as a cheerleader. Her left foot was completely paralyzed with the exception of her big toe. A single 3 minute session using Quantum Neurology testing and correction restored full function of her foot immediately. I know of nothing else that could have made that correction…much less, do it so quickly.
BK: That is the kind of result that all of us would like to be able to duplicate. Could we say that you have found a way of unpeeling the neurological onion?
GG: Yes, that’s a good way of saying it. The best way I can describe it is as a neurologically based method of muscle testing. In other words I test myotomes which are individual muscles controlled by single nerve roots. Myotome testing gives us a picture of nervous system function, allowing us to identify sensory or motor impairment at exact segmental levels of the spine. My procedure is to test every nerve available for testing. They are mostly in the cervical and lumbar areas. When a weakness is found, a corresponding neurological correction is made.
BK: How do you make your corrections?
GG: Corrections are mainly done with an ArthroStim® instrument. I teach manual techniques as well, but the ArthroStim gives us a tremendous advantage because with it we can reset the proprioceptors as well make osseous and soft tissue adjustments with greater precision and consistency than we could possibly do manually.
BK: In preparation for our conversation, I spent quite a bit of time looking at your web site http://www.quantumneurology.com/ and I must say that I found it fascinating. It seems to me that knowledge of Quantum Neurology® could add a whole new level of expertise to any DC’s repertoire, regardless of technique or type of practice.
GG: Quantum Neurology® Rehabilitation is a tremendous tool for any Chiropractor. It can be used as a primary technique, or a new and improved way of evaluating any patient’s neurological function and of monitoring the effectiveness of any adjusting technique.
BK: I have a very personal interest in learning Quantum Neurology® because both I and my wife Kiana have had many injuries. She has had some serious injuries jumping horses as well as being hit by the boom of our sailboat to name only a few.
I beat myself up pretty badly during the years when I was personally seeing over 100 patients per day. I’ve also had numerous injuries surfing, water skiing and racing cars. That was when I thought I was 10 ft tall and bullet proof. It was a rude awakening when I found out that I wasn’t. My most recent injury left me with meningitis and Bell’s Palsy. I still have residual effects of that injury, so I am really interested in what you can do for cranial nerve lesions.
GG: Bill, you and Kiana would both really benefit from evaluation and treatment using Quantum Neurology® Rehabilitation.
BK: That sounds good to me. I believe my patients would also benefit from Quantum Neurology®. How can I get started learning it?
GG: That’s the really good news. I recommend first getting our instructional DVDs. They teach most of what you need to know. Then the hands on seminars finish the job.
After writing this article I got Dr. Gonzalez’s 5 Minute Fix Series of DVDs. They included testing and corrective procedures for the Cervical and Thoracic, Frozen Shoulder, Wrist and Elbow, Lumbar and Hip, Knee and Ankle and Foot.
They are well produced, and Dr. Gonzalez’s presentation is very clear and easily followed. After watching them several times I began incorporating his Quantum Neurology® Rehabilitation protocols in my practice. I found them to be remarkably effective while being gentle to the patient and very easy on the Doctor. I call that a win-win.
Dr. William (Bill) Koch is a 1967 Cum Laude graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic. He earned certification in Spinal Biomechanical Engineering in 1977. He has taught post graduate seminars in true plane spinography, X-ray analysis and instrument adjusting.
He is author of the book Chiropractic the Superior Alternative, and for 18 years he hosted a daily radio program, For the Health of It. He is currently working on two new books, The Out Island Chiropractor and Chiropractic Practice Made Perfect.Dr. Koch and his wife Kiana currently live in Abaco Bahamas, where he practices as “The Out Island Chiropractor.” You may contact him through his blog, “Mentoring Young Chiropractors” at http://drwilliamhkoch.com/.
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