Throughout my years in practice, I have been asked hundreds of questions about how the technique I use works. Many people have asked if I’m a witch doctor, many don’t care how it works, but just know they feel better. For those that have seen multiple Chiropractors, you would be aware that they all practice in very different ways. All Chiropractic techniques have benefits and usually provide great results. I choose to use a technique called Torque Release (TRT) and wanted to share with you a little about how it works.
I want you to think about tuning a guitar. By adjusting the pegs at the end of the guitar you can change the tension on the string. This tension will determine the note the string can play. It is at this perfect tension that the guitar will play beautiful songs.
The spinal cord also works like a guitar string. Tension placed on either end of it will alter the frequency wave used to transmit messages from brain to body and vice versa.
TRT focuses on the “tuning pegs”: The connection points between the spinal cord and spinal column. The pressure testing of certain levels of your spine during your appointment is to find the exact areas that need to be adjusted to affect this tension. When we find these areas, we use the Integrator or ‘clicker’. Some of you may notice a tingle that will travel from the adjustment point to elsewhere in your body.
When the nervous system is working optimally, it is not only pain that eases, but the overall function of the body improves. This is why many patients report a feeling of relaxation, better sleep or clearer thinking.
It is for these reasons many people will continue to see us even when they are feeling well. It’s not because I’m telling them they need to. The choice is always yours as to how often you want to use Chiropractic in your healthcare routine. But just remember, that I’m always here for whenever you feel your nervous system could do with a ‘tune up’.
For those interested in finding out more about TRT, this page has an extensive range of research articles to read TRT Articles