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Tissue Ease versus System Ease

Adjust into tissue ease to create system ease.

Adjust into tissue ease to create system ease.

Subluxations are not all the same. There is a difference in pain perception between primary, secondary and tertiary subluxations.

Primary subluxations are not painful like secondary and tertiary subluxations. Wouldn’t it make sense then to adjust the body without increasing pain and discomfort? Torque Release Technique (TRT) is a Chiropractic adjustment style that allows the Chiropractor to adjust the primary subluxations. It is an adjustment delivered into tissue ease. When adjustments are made into tissue ease, it creates system ease. Adjusting painful secondary and tertiary subluxations, where the tissue is not at ease, does not generally create system ease.

Functional MRI studies show which areas of the brain light up when primary versus secondary and tertiary subluxations are adjusted. When painful secondary and tertiary subluxations are adjusted, the thalamus lights up.  When this area of the brain lights up, it indicates that the spinal cord pain route was activated.

When primary subluxations are adjusted into tissue ease, the prefrontal cortex lights up. The prefrontal cortex is the highest developed area of the brain, the area of awareness, thinking and reason. When lit during an adjustment, this indicates a massive increase in awareness. These adjustments engage the part of the brain that is responsible for dealing with stress in the cord and ignites the brain to create new strategies for healing.

Primary subluxation adjustments amplify the ease in the body and 90% of all adjustments are at the neural dural attachments of the sphenoid (a compound bone that forms the base of the cranium, behind the eye and below the front part of the brain. It is the bone the brain sits on.), occiput (the back of the head or skull), sacrum (a triangular bone in the lower back formed from five fused vertebrae and situated between the two hipbones of the pelvis) and coccyx (tailbone).

If primary subluxations are not painful then how does the Chiropractor know where to adjust?

Only one primary subluxations exists at a time. That could be tough to find! There are 16 primary indicators used to determine where this primary subluxation exists. What is interesting about TRT is that a primary subluxation adjustment can be on either side of the body and at the very top of you, in your head, or at the very bottom, in your tailbone. Often the primary subluxation is far away from where you actually hurt. It is not that the Chiropractor isn’t interested in helping the pain, the Chiropractor is most interested in helping you achieve better health and wellness as quickly as possible.

Interested in learning more about TRT? Book a discovery session to find out if TRT can help you.

Dr. Vera Baziuk


Your Chiropractic Lifestyle Doctor











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