Over 110 years ago, chiropractic was introduced to the healthcare world. Since its arrival, new techniques and methods have been introduced in an attempt to produce optimal long-term results and relief. Even now, chiropractors are constantly looking for the best ways to improve spinal and nervous system health.
A vastly popular method is the Torque Release Technique (TRT). So far, TRT has garnered effective results for those who have tried it. Let’s go over exactly how the Torque Release Technique works and why Dr. Kristina Portillo and Dr. Brett Anderson at The Body Chiropractic utilize this method in their care.

How Torque Release Technique Works

Torque Release is an adjustment technique that is based on the traditional gentle touches performed by the chiropractor’s hands. Due to the fact that TRT works to normalize the nervous system’s tone, it is often referred to as a tonal technique. For example, when the tone is too high, it can appear as internal organ dysfunction, musculoskeletal stress and weakened immune system response. When the tone is too low, the nervous system might not send sufficient messages to the body to perform certain functions. When these functions slow down or stop completely, muscles weaken and have a difficult time supporting the skeleton, leading to a myriad of discomforts and pains.

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 physically fail to adapt, our ability to heal decreases. This correlation is directly visible in the spine, often through vertebral subluxation, or misalignments of the vertebrae.

TRT is able to solve the issues of an unbalanced neurological tone by regulating nerve, brain and spinal cord function. The technique focuses on correcting subluxations with an adjusting instrument where the dura mater, or the outermost surrounding membrane of the spinal cord and brain, attaches to the spinal sections. These attachments can be found in the upper neck, the base of the spine and the tailbone.

How Torque Release Technique Helps

The minimal-force adjusting method of torque release enables the nervous system to better communicate and function throughout the spinal cord and brain. After an adjustment, a patient will likely notice their body realigning and correcting other subluxations all on its own. The technique empowers the body to correct and heal itself for long-term health and relief.

By reducing blockages and tension throughout the entire spinal system, the nervous system becomes reintegrated and the body’s performance capabilities greatly improve.

Torque release is a technique that is safe for all ages of children, from infants to teenagers. The method is very gentle, yet extremely effective. If you are in need of a spinal realignment along the Wasatch Front, be sure to schedule an appointment with The Body Chiropractic today. Soon you will be on your way to optimal health and comfort.