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



Why is Pain After An Adjustment Sometimes Worse?

Most patients that we see in our office get excellent results after adjustments.  They feel like they have more range of motion, less pain and feel like they have a better quality of life.  But what happens, if after an adjustment, you actually feel worse or the pain seems to increase?  Is it because the […]

Do You Have “Garden Back?”

I was sitting at my daughter’s softball game when I listened to a very interesting conversation. One lady said, “I have garden back” as she stretched in her lawn chair.  A different lady responded by saying “I’ve had it twice this year. It got better so I went back to gardening and then it was […]

Why do Gonstead Doctors Use X-rays?

Why do Gonstead Doctors use X-rays? This is a questions I am routinely  asked in my office by patients that may have seen another chiropractor prior to coming to my office that didn’t use x-rays to evaluate their condition.  The answer is really very simple; it is better to know than it is to guess […]

The Dangers of Determining Health by Lack of Symptoms

One of the biggest misconceptions about spinal health is the notion that if you don’t have back pain, you therefore must have a healthy back. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. Pain often only becomes noticeable after a problem has been there for a long time. Consider someone who suffers a serious […]

Can Chiropractic Help With Joint Pain and Restlessness During the Night?

Do you have pain or discomfort when you lay down at night?   Are you restless or do you have a hard time finding a comfortable position in order to fall asleep?  Do you wake up in the middle of the night or in the mornings with soreness and stiffness? In our offices, many people describe having joint problems […]