Chiropractic is not just about “bad backs.”
The ultimate goal of chiropractic care is to improve and sustain the health and functionality of the nervous system. Our bodies are always working to adapt to stress. When we fail to adapt, our ability to heal decreases. We use some of the most advanced, most researched, and most up to date techniques that were developed specifically to remove subluxations, or stress, from the nervous system so that you can feel and function better!
What’s a Spinal Subluxation?
Patients swear by their chiropractors because they get results, but in an attempt to invalidate chiropractic, skeptics have pointed to the lack of research and understanding of what a chiropractic adjustment actually does. This is because chiropractic has never had a scientific model that represents subluxation-centered chiropractic—a model that explains the subluxation for the true role it plays. With chiropractic having entered its second century, it is essential that a truly up-to-date, functional, scientific, neurological-based model lead the forefront and transform healthcare.
Spinal subluxations can best be described as specific sites of spinal malfunction leading to irritation of the body’s central computer, the nervous system. The end result of this is separation from wholeness and an inability to experience wellbeing. The common denominator is the spine and spinal cord. If the spine is allowed to express itself without interference (free of subluxations) the person can express full potential. If the nervous system “feels good”, then usually the rest of the body works well.
Spinal subluxation was only a theory until 1994 when the Holder Research Institute discovered that only vertebrates have an opiate receptor Brain Reward Cascade chemical mechanism. In other words, there is a series of chemical reactions that occur in your nervous system, which when working properly, result in you “feeling good.” This new discovery established spinal subluxation as a legitimate insult to the vertebrate’s ability to express a state of well-being to its fullest potential.
Dr. Holder states that “Neurotransmitters at the limbic system (brain reward cascade) and the dorsal horn of the spinal cord, result in feelings of well-being when operating properly. If an imbalance impedes the normal flow of the cascade, feelings of anxiety, anger, fear or the craving of substances which alleviate negative emotions manifest. Disruption of this brain reward cascade results in Reward Deficiency Syndrome (RDS).” When subluxated, RDS is manifested.
The transition from the mechanistic model of disease versus health, in which we have been stuck for so many years, to a vitalistic model of wellness can be the hallmark of the coming millennium
Torque Release Technique
To establish subluxation based chiropractic in relation to RDS vs state of well-being, Dr. Holder conducted a randomized, blind, placebo-controlled research study of 98 humans over 1.5 years in conjunction with Robert Duncan, Ph.D., biostatistician at the University of Miami School of Medicine. The outcomes of this study clearly established subluxation-based chiropractic’s role as a primary intervention resource in RDS. By accident, in designing the study, a new chiropractic technique and diagnostic model was born; Torque Release Technique. Torque Release Technique, is the first technique in chiropractic to be discovered out of a randomized clinical trial.
Torque Release Technique is a model that utilizes the multifactorial approaches pioneered in the following techniques:
-Thompson Terminal Point
-Van Rumpt, D.N.F.T
-Palmer Upper Cervical
-Network Chiropractic Spinal Analysis
What is involved with a TRT Adjustment?
The sole purpose of TRT is to locate and reduce subluxations. Your Chiropractor will be checking your spinal column for areas where the nervous system is being damaged by subluxation and will deliver an adjustment using the Integrator instrument or by hand. This could be related to a “jump-start” to your body’s “electrical system.” As such this is not so much a technique to manually stretch or realign your body. It is a technique to stimulate your nervous system in such a way that it will release and reduce tension, assisting your body to self-correct.
Out of the largest human population research study in chiropractic, history comes the Integrator.
The Integrator reproduces the entire thrust and movement components of Toggle Recoil, the classic Chiropractic Method of adjusting by hand at a speed of 1/10,000th of a second. No instrument in chiropractic history has been able to reproduce what the hands were intended to do! Many other features are built into the Integrator however the precocking/tip-sensitive automatic release mechanism makes the Integrator the first and only chiropractic adjusting instrument capable of totally true inter-professional reproducibility. This instrument, also known as the Torque Adjustor is unlike other handheld instruments. The Integrator has true force adjustment as well as the choice of three tip sizes, shapes, and density characteristics to allow the chiropractor the greatest outcome in correcting almost any subluxation that can present itself.
The Integrator automatically discharges when a predetermined contact pressure is reached, allowing for true inter-professional reproducibility, and signaling the chiropractor that a specific adjustment has been delivered. The Integrator is the only handheld instrument with adjustable left and right “torque” capability as well as “recoil” and true adjustment of force.
The attributes that make an Integrator adjustment something special and powerful are:
1) PRECISE: When using an Integrator we can pinpoint the exact point on the spine that requires adjustment of nerve function.
2) SPECIFIC: The force, frequency of energy, torque, speed and thrust provided by the Integrator have all been tailor-made to deliver the perfect amount of energy to help normalize nerve function.
3) GENTLE: An Integrator adjustment can be delivered with the spine in a perfectly relaxed position with a controlled amount of force.
4) FAST: The incredibly fast but shallow impulse is one of the secrets to the effectiveness of this adjustment and the reason for it being so gentle.
5) RECOIL: Another of the secret ingredients built into the Integrator is recoil: This bounce in the impulse increases the body’s nerve system response.
6) TORQUE: Subatomic particles, atoms, muscles, and human bodies all move in three dimensions: The three-dimensional impulse of the Integrator maximizes the effectiveness on the human body.
7) EFFECTIVE: The benefits of Integrator adjustments have been measured by scientific research and this research has been published in major peer-reviewed medical journals.
8) RELIABLE: The way that the Integrator delivers an adjustment is very consistent and reliable so that the right amount of force and energy is transmitted on each and every adjustment.
9) CONSISTENT: The assessment, examination, and adjustments that are used in TRT are standardized which means that several practitioners using the same method can deliver the same results and experience.
10) RECOGNIZED: The Integrator is patented for the correction of subluxations, is registered with an FDA 510k, and holds a CE license.
The Webster Technique has been observed clinically to be associated with improved pregnancy outcomes. Dr. Tadd is Webster Certified through the ICPA (International Chiropractic Pediatric Association) to better serve moms through pregnancy. “The Webster Technique is a specific chiropractic sacral analysis and diversified adjustment. The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of sacral subluxation/ SI joint dysfunction. In doing so, neuro-biomechanical function in the pelvis is facilitated. Sacral subluxation may contribute to difficult labor for the mother (i.e., dystocia), caused by inadequate uterine function, pelvic contraction, and baby mal-presentation. Correction of sacral subluxation may have a positive effect on all of these causes of dystocia.”
The Webster Technique focuses on the bones, muscles, and ligaments of the pelvis to help facilitate neuro-biomechanical function of the pelvis, but also to provide the optimal environment for the baby. Some of the specific structures that are addressed through the Webster Technique are the sacrum and pubic bones, the piriformis muscle, the sacrotuberous ligament, the psoas muscle, and the round ligament.
To learn more about Webster Technique you can visit: https://icpa4kids.com/training/webster-certification/webster-technique/
The Blair Upper Cervical Technique was designed specifically for analyzing and correcting subluxations of the upper cervical spine. The weakest area of your spine is the point where your head connects to your neck. This is also where a portion of your brainstem is located, meaning that subluxations in this region could lead to health issues locally such as headaches, migraines, TMJ, vertigo, allergies, and ear infections but also issues globally throughout the entire body such as heart, lung, and digestive issues. One reason for this is due to the location of the vagus nerve and the impact that upper cervical subluxations have upon its function.
Although “normal” chiropractic adjustments can be effective at clearing upper cervical subluxations, the Blair Upper Cervical Technique is a more specific approach to ensure that the most accurate and precise correction is being applied to the most vulnerable and important area of the spine. Dr. Tadd is one of few practitioners in Arizona who is trained to analyze upper cervical subluxation via CBCT (cone-beam computed tomography). This way of analyzing the bones surrounding the brainstem allows for the doctor to make the best correction possible with very little force and with no twisting or popping of the neck.
To learn more about the Blair Technique you can visit: https://www.blairchiropractic.com
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