What Is the Torque Release Technique (TRT)?
The torque release technique, also known as TRT, is a neurologically-based chiropractic technique used by Dr. Dionne Anderson that is both gentle and effective. Chiropractors have found this technique to be the gentlest and least intrusive of all techniques in the history of chiropractic. TRT is the most advanced technique of chiropractic care that is highly effective and longer-lasting than other techniques.
TRT: What Is It?
TRT is different from what people are used to when it comes to chiropractic care. Unlike the twisting and popping that is usually associated with an adjustment, TRT is a gentle and pain-free technique. TRT involves a small hand-held instrument called an integrator that gently presses on misalignments in the spine in a very precise and effective way.
What’s the Difference Between TRT and Other Techniques?
TRT assists your body with the healing process in a way that other chiropractic techniques do not. Since the integrator offers such a precise adjustment, when you get an adjustment using the TRT technique, the rest of your body is able to correct itself. The traditional manual adjustments require the physical strength of the chiropractor, which can possibly be too little or too much, and manual adjustments aren’t quite as precise as TRT adjustments. The torque release technique can also be easier on your body since it is less forceful.
How Does TRT Help?
Dr. Dionne Anderson will thoroughly examine the spine, looking and feeling for any misalignments that may be causing a nerve interference between the brain and the rest of your body. During this assessment of your spine, she will also look at your feet and leg length while your head is in various positions. Your body's patterns of contractions in your hips and legs reflect muscle tension and interference in your central nervous system, so she can pinpoint the exact location of spinal misalignment by assessing the muscle changes in your legs and feet.
After a complete exam, Dr. Anderson will adjust you using the integrator. The integrator is gentle and can be used when the spine is in a perfectly relaxed state. TRT adjustments help release any muscle tension around the spine. The recoil, torque, and quickness of the TRT adjustment are important components since they increase the response in the body, therefore maximizing the effectiveness of the adjustment. The TRT method helps to remove any misalignments in the spine with just the right amount of force needed, which encourages your body to further correct itself. The nervous system is stimulated with the integrator adjustment, and the nerve endings in the spine are affected right away, helping the body heal itself as it was designed to do. Studies have shown that adjustments using this method are beneficial to those with various health concerns, such as spinal pain and trigger points.
If you’re interested in trying out the torque release technique and neurologically-based chiropractic care, contact Snellville chiropractor Dr. Dionne Anderson at Hand and Heart Chiropractic to set up an appointment. Dr. Anderson is happy to serve her surrounding community in Snellville, Loganville, Lilburn, Conyers, Lawrenceville, Grayson, Centerville, and Stone Mountain.
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