Dr. Chris uses a chiropractic spinal analysis and adjusting method called Torque Release Technique (TRT). TRT is a "non-manipulative" adjustment, which means there is no "popping or twisting" required. Torque Release bases its technique on gentle touch and light thrusting by hand-held instrument. This low-force adjusting method allows the nervous system to better integrate and understand new corrective information and to process it throughout the spinal cord and brain. Your spinal corrections do not stop once you get off the table. They continue as you breathe and move.
You may notice that you hear a click or feel movement in your spine later on the same day after the torque release adjustment. That's your body realigning and correcting its own subluxations. Torque Release teaches and empowers your body to make more corrections and healing with ongoing care. Because analysis and correction are not limited to just the area of pain and symptom, integration tends to be more complete and healing experiences are deeper in all areas of the body, mind, and emotions. Torque Release releases tensions on the spinal cord by correcting subluxations of spinal segments intimately connected with the meninges or attachments of the spinal cord. It leads to profound neurological changes that benefit everyone – no matter what symptom or level of health they are currently experiencing.
The primary intent of Torque Release Technique (TRT) is to progressively reduce blockages and tension of the entire spinal system, to release trapped unresolved patterns in the body/mind, and to facilitate reintegration of the nervous system, allowing a greater expression of one's healing and performance capabilities.
What is Torque Release Technique?
TRT is called a "tonal" technique because it normalizes the tone of the nervous system. Imagine that your nervous system has a volume control—if you turn the volume up to high, it causes distortion (increased tone) which can show up as internal organ complaints, musculoskeletal stresses, and diminished immune response. The same occurs if the volume control is set too low, in other words the nervous system is not sending enough messages to the body for what is
necessary to get the job done. (decreased tone) This causes your systems to become sluggish, they slow down function and sometimes simply turn off, the muscles become weak and do not support your skeleton well, leading to all sorts of aches and pains. TRT corrects these problems with increased or decreased neurological tone by normalizing the functioning of the nerves, spinal cord and brain. TRT is based upon correcting spinal misalignments, called subluxations, primarily where the wrapping of the spinal cord and brain, the dura mater, attaches to the spinal segments. These attachments only occur in a small number of sites in the spine; the upper neck area, the sacrum and coccyx. The dura also attaches to all the bones of the skull.
What can I expect from Torque Release?
The effects you feel from a Torque Release adjustment are dependent upon your own body's healing capability. If you are mentally and physically ready to begin the healing process, the TRT protocol is a very powerful system, since it releases deep neurological stresses, even from events that happened earlier in your life. In fact some patients have stated that they have experienced memories from childhood during their Torque Release adjustments. This style of
spinal correction is based upon repetition, energy, and time. It takes repetition to clear the spinal stresses that have been accumulating for years. It takes energy on both the doctor's part and your part to begin the healing process. And finally, it takes time for your body to heal. Many people notice a tremendous sense of relaxation and well-being after TRT. Most people take deep sighs after these adjustments as their bodies release deep neurological stresses that have been accumulating over the years. Overall, it's always a very pleasant and enjoyable experience.
I didn't feel any noises or popping sounds when you worked on me.
There are many ways of adjusting the spine. Some involve a physical movement of the joints between two spinal bones, resulting in the sound that people are so familiar with. Other techniques use light force that do not cause any sound. Both techniques work! It all comes down to the intent of the adjustment in releasing stresses to your nervous system.
What types of conditions does it help?
It's important to note that TRT is not a treatment for specific diseases. TRT is meant to correct spinal subluxations that are interfering with the neurological control of your body. As an example, if your body is experiencing stomach ulcers because of nerve stresses, TRT will help. If your body's immune system is suppressed because of neurological stresses, TRT will help. If your body is experiencing back pain due to neurological stresses, TRT will help. The type of symptom does not matter, since we're getting to the root cause of the symptom, which in many cases is the malfunctioning of your nervous system.
Is this technique safe for infants and children?
We have found that Torque Release Technique is one of the safest and most effective chiropractic methods we've seen for all ages of children – from birth through adolescence. The technique is extremely gentle, with no forceful manipulations of the spine. Children really enjoy its gentleness and often hop up onto the tables in anticipation of their spinal corrections! This is one of the most powerful methods known to enhance your child's God-given health potential.
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