Welcome to Gonstead Family Chiropractic


We want to help you get back to living life again.  Check out our Symptom Illustrator and our Blog, we try to keep you updated on the latest chiropractic research and results we have seen in our office.  With four locations in Northwestern PA,  you’re never too far away from relief.

We pride ourselves on giving our patients an honest, straightforward opinion about their treatment.  Don’t take our word for it, read just a small sampling of what patients from all four of our offices are saying:


“I am one of Dr Jackson’s original patients. After two neck surgeries he was very thorough in checking what he can and can’t do with me. He is the only Chiropractor I will let adjust me. An Erie neurosurgeon said Gonstead Chiropractic is the only place he will recommend in Meadville.”  – Ruth

“Dr. Walker does a fabulous job. I even trust him to adjust my child!!!”  – Carolyn

“Dr. Mealy was able to help when I didn’t think anyone could. The Gonstead Method makes sense and I highly recommend!”  – Jocelyn

“My back hurts all the time. They are the only people that have been able to make it feel better.” – Ryan

“Dr. Brad is the best and always fits me in if I am in dire need of his services. I always recommend Gonstead to family and friends as I have had some pretty severe complications going to a different type of chiropractor in the past. Because of that I will never go anywhere else!”  – Rachel

“I have seen both doctors in the Meadville office as well as the one in Franklin. They are all very nice and good at explaining the problem as well as how to fix it. They don’t just feel around and guess they actually take x-rays so they know what the problem is. Then they only fix the problem areas and allow your back to heal on its own once the problem areas are corrected. I have been to several other chiroproctors in the past and I will never go to a non Gonstead chiropractor ever again. Best of all they can usually get you in the same day you call thanks to their efficient system.”  – Tori



How Can Chiropractic Adjustments Help Concussion-Like Symptoms?

In the last decade, research has shed some light on sports-related traumatic brain injury (TBI).  Diagnosing, treating, and preventing concussions related to athletic activity has become a media “hot topic”.  In one realm of concussion research, findings are verifying that concussion-like symptoms experienced after trauma may not be directly associated with neurological trauma to brain […]

Let’s Not Presume Any Longer

We presume that Chiropractic care is cost effective. Unfortunately that is mostly because we see the cost per visit as a much lower number as compared to surgery and such. Let’s not presume any longer. In the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, June 2014, 56(6) 604-620 reports a significant finding of cost comparisons care. […]

What You Are Putting In Your Body Matters.

In practice we are dealing with many different types of conditions, obviously many of those conditions are spine related and come in many different ranges of severity.  When we first leave school and start trying to help patients get better we are focused on working on the body and trying to relieve symptoms quickly.  This […]

The Big Idea

The following was written by B.J. Palmer, the Developer of chiropractic: THE BIG IDEA A slip on the snowy sidewalk in winter is a small thing. It happens to millions. A fall from a ladder in the summer is a small thing. It happens to millions. The slip or fall produces a subluxation. The subluxation […]

Wellness Comes From Within…

Dorland’s Medical Dictionary defines “Health” as  “a state of physical, mental, and emotional well-being, and not merely the absence of disease and infirmity”…yet isn’t it interesting that our primary focus in healthcare is attempting to eliminate disease from the human body…and in this attempt, clinical statistics and research are showing us that in many ways, […]