The new chiropractor that I’ve been seeing does TRT adjustments and uses a tool called an “Integrator,” that is designed to reproduce what the hands do during an adjustment, but with more accuracy and less force. He has been working on my spinal column in my neck and lower back where there is pain and inflammation, where the spine and nervous system were damaged or misaligned (the medical term is subluxation) due to the accident and other factors.
The body, in an attempt to heal the damaged vertebra, muscles, tendons, ligaments, cartilage (discs), and nerves, causes inflammation and the lack of movement, that if disturbed, causes pain. Using the Integrator, he makes a few adjustments to the muscles and nerve endings surrounding the spinal column where nerves are being affected. This basically activates the nerves electrical system, kind of like removing a kink in a garden hose that is limiting the water output. This process relieves the muscle tension and reduces pressure on the nerves to not only that area, but to the rest of the body that depend on this nerve to function. This in turn, allows the Body can begin to heal (reduce inflammation and pain) and return to normal.
This new Chiropractic treatment, coupled with the massage treatments that I’m getting, seem to be reducing muscle tension throughout my neck and back, and giving me more freedom and reduced pain. The question is, is this really helping my Body heal, or is it just another “quick fix” that will fade as soon as the treatments stop, or will they just go so far and then stop being beneficial?