Spinal Subluxations occur when the bones in the spine slightly twist out of place.  This causes irritation of neural tissue and block the normal function of the nerves that stem from the spine. The end result of this is a lack of well-being and an inability to express health (partially due to interference in the dorsal horn/limbic brain reward cascade.) As time goes on, these subluxations continue to cause blockages in nerve flow, and many signs and symptoms such as anxiety, depression, headaches, and neck pain can arise.

Torque Release Technique, or TRT is a type of chiropractic that we use to adjust the spine and remove subluxations. TRT is based on quantum physics and is a neurologically based model. We help to restore the normal tone in the nervous system by “re-aligning the spine” in a specific manner, thus improving nerve flow between the brain and organs, glands, muscles, and joints.

The adjustments are done with a small instrument called an Integrator (not to be confused with what is called the Activator). It was created out of a randomized clinical trial, blinded and with placebo control.The Integrator is the only chiropractic tool in its profession that has FDA approval for removing spinal subluxations. See to the right what it looks like:

What to expect from a TRT adjustment?

After the initial assessment, typically a program of care is recommended where the patient will come for spinal adjustments for days, weeks, months, or even years.  Lifetime care is also a choice some patients make.  All our patients have the option to choose what level of care works best for them.

Overall, a TRT adjustment can be a pleasant and enjoyable experience as your body may release deep neurological stresses that have been accumulating over your lifetime. A sense of relaxation after a treatment is not uncommon. It is even possible to feel tired or sleepy after an adjustment. As these neurological stresses start to disappear, you can expect to feel healthier and happier.

The adjustment typically takes 2-3 minutes and is quick and gentle. You are lying on your stomach during a session while the spine is being adjusted.  It is painless.

I didn’t feel any noises or popping sounds when you worked on me. Did you really give me a spinal adjustment?

There are many ways to remove subluxations in the spine. Some involve a physical manipulation of the vertebrae, resulting in the sound that people are so familiar with. With TRT, there is no “popping or cracking”. This method is very gentle and is more specific to help restore tone in the Nervous System.  As mentioned, it is a neurological based model.

Is this technique safe for infants and children?

Yes! This treatment can be used for all ages– from birth through adolescence. In fact, it can be very beneficial for a child’s development. Ear infections, asthma, colds, allergies, irritability and mood swings, bed wetting, and anxiety/ADD are all symptoms that may see improvement.