When a circuit overloads in your house and it “blows”, you go down to the circuit breaker box and check all of the circuits. You examine all of them to make sure they are all in perfect alignment, and when you come to the one that is out of alignment, you simply adjust the circuit and turn the power back on. The body works in the same way. A Chiropractor checks your spine to make sure that all of the vertebrae are in perfect alignment. When a vertebra is out of alignment, called a subluxation, it can be adjusted by the doctor’s hands so that the “power” can be turned back on to the muscle, organ, or gland that the nerve controls. When the “power is on”, that muscle, organ, or gland regains its ability to function at its best or optimum level and your body will start the healing process.
What Techniques Do The Doctors Use To Adjust Practice Members?
The doctors use a variety of traditional and gentle based techniques. We mainly use a gentle based technique called Torque Release Technique. We also utilize a number of other techniques which are appropriate for infants, children, seniors and pregnant moms. Whichever the method, all techniques will be discussed with practice members prior to their commencement of care.
About Torque Release Techniques
The emphasis is in communicating new corrective information through gentle touch or a light thrust by a hand held instrument. After each adjustment, the body is given time to process the adjustment. The ripple effect continues long after you get off the table.
The primary intent of this work is to progressively reduce blockages and tension in 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.
How Should I Feel After An Adjustment?
After an adjustment you may experience a feeling of deepening peace and relaxation. This relaxed feeling may last for the rest of the day or the week and may lead to deep refreshing sleep.
Others may find that the problems that they came to the chiropractor for have begun to lessen and there are some people who feel no difference after an adjustment. That does not necessarily mean that they are not benefiting from their adjustments, it just means that they’re not feeling any external reaction. A small minority may feel discomfort or muscle soreness, or some other uncomfortable feeling; their body is letting them know that it is being challenged to change.
As You Continue Your Chiropractic Care
As you continue your chiropractic care and your spine and nervous system continue to release deep-seated stresses as part of your healing process, you may begin to notice:
- Better balance, smoother movement, and as a result, more energy.
- Increased awareness of your spine, its movements, areas of tighness and/or restrictions
- Increased ability to breathe more deeply and more awareness of your breathing.
- Increased awareness of your body stress
- More emotional relaxations
Ultimately you may spontaneously change your eating habits, feel an increased desire to exercise, go for walks or become more sensitive to your work and leisure.