Torque Release Technique (TRT) is a chiropractic method used to gently correct subluxation or spinal misalignments in a non-invasive manner. Rather than physically manipulating the joints, TRT aims to encourage the body to naturally heal itself. It is an entirely neurological treatment.
Focusing on the connection points between the spinal cord and spinal column, a chiropractor using the TRT method will work to improve the tone of the nervous system and muscles. The spinal tone refers to the tension around the ligaments attached to the spinal cord and the bones.
TRT works to correct tonal imbalances within the spinal cord in order to improve nervous system function and regulate the brain. Using specialized tools, your chiropractor can accurately and precisely encourage healing.
Benefits of Torque Release Technique
There are a lot of benefits to TRT over traditional chiropractic techniques.
It allows your body to heal itself. With minimal force, this technique encourages the nervous system to correct itself. Eventually, your spine will move to its proper alignment and a host of other health benefits will follow.
Every chiropractor you see that does the TRT method will be able to provide the exact same care. Since they use specialized tools to provide care, the same exact pressure will be applied from doctor to doctor.
It doesn’t just address secondary and tertiary subluxations, it gets to the root of the issue by addressing the primary subluxations. TRT encourages the body to correct all subluxations and find relief from pain and discomfort.
Overall, TRT will help to ease tension and allow the nervous system to re-integrate with the body. This can reduce symptoms such as anxiety, back pain, depression, headache, neck pain, sleep issues, and so much more!
What Happens During a TRT Chiropractic Appointment?
TRT relies on an instrument called the Integrator to help adjust the spine. It’s a specialized torque and recoil release-adjusting tool that delivers consistent pressure regardless of who is using it. With a focus on specificity, better results are seen in far less time!
When you get a TRT adjustment, you will lay flat on your stomach. Your chiropractor will methodically identify the primary subluxations that need to be addressed one at a time. Using the Integrator and a few other handy tools, they will send messages to your nervous system that tell it where to make adjustments.
How Does My Chiropractor Know Where to Adjust Me?
Chiropractors undergo 4 years of post-grad doctoral education in order to know the ins and outs of every detail of the spine and nervous system. Our doctors will utilize specific neurological exams, spinal mobility testing, postural x-rays, as well as neurological reflexes (think when you go to a doctor and they tap your knee and it “kicks”) to make sure and get the exact location, angle, and torque needed for your adjustment. We have found that this specificity allows for better results in much less time than just “cracking” a high spot or stuck joint.
During your appointment, the chiropractor will elicit a reflex called the Achilles Reflex to determine your “functional leg length”. They will lightly tap spots on your spine, head, and pelvis and then check to see if the functional leg length has changed. If your legs go even anywhere in this process, your chiropractor knows that this is likely the site of a primary subluxation. This is where they will deliver an adjustment.
Is TRT Safe for All Ages?
TRT is perfectly safe for patients of all ages. From infants to the elderly, this technique is gentle enough to accommodate anyone. The Integrator instrument makes it possible to adjust in a quick, non-invasive manner. It can deliver much-needed corrections after the trauma of being birthed into the world, the strain of daily life, and the stress of older age.