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NetworkSpinal® (formerly NSA) is a revolutionary approach to health and wellness that applies low force contacts, generally to the spine and surrounding tissues.

Although developed during the 1980’s by Dr Donald Epstein (chiropractor) and used by 1000’s of practitioners around the world, NetworkSpinal is still relatively new in the UK and is exclusively practiced by Doctors of Chiropractic.

While traditional chiropractic treatment physically readjusts the spine, this approach relieves underlying tensions by affecting the nervous system through gentle and precise touches.  Instead of adjusting or aligning the spine through cracking or popping, a NetworkSpinal practitioner uses very light pressure on specific parts of the spine (neck and tailbone in most cases). The pressure causes a wave-like movement and breathing pattern to occur along the spine, releasing tension and helping the body de-stress and unwind. Unlike traditional chiropractic methods, no twisting, popping or cracking is necessary.

Most healthcare systems objectives are to reduce or suppress symptoms and restore life back to how it was prior to when those symptoms arose. This restorative model (while at times truly medically necessary and justifiable) can be restrictive as loses sight of the possibility for improvement.

NetworkSpinal incorporates ReOrganizational Healing™ concepts, and aims to increase the resources we all have available for healing by re-organising our state of wellbeing to one that exceeds anything we have experienced before.  Each level of NS care is clinically designed to further develop the evolution of our spine into an instrument of great flexibility and support. As we emerge with a newfound ease, stress can then be used more as a stimulus for growth and change. Thereby, enabling us to listen to our inner voice, make healthier choices and generally lead a more empowered lifestyle.

How does it work?

The spinal cord’s purpose is to communicate signals between the brain and other parts of the body. When these signals are interfered with, both body and mind are significantly affected. This interference is caused by the physical, chemical, psychological and social stresses of day-to-day life.

Your nervous system holds on to these tensions, causing your spine to become misaligned or out of kilter, and the communication between your body and mind obstructed. These tensions can manifest themselves in a variety of physical, emotional and mental symptoms.

The gentle and precise touches performed by a NS chiropractor allow the brain to recognise where these stresses are being stored in the body (which is often unconcious). Two types of healing waves then develop along the spine, to help your body connect to and release the stored tension. The experience is completely unique and inherently relaxing.

What can you expect straight away?

You can expect to immediately feel more relaxed, loose and flexible in your body. Your breathing will become deeper and easier.  In most cases, your tension levels will be significantly improved within a short period of time.

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.  As your body shifts out of ‘fight or flight’ mode, you’ll begin to experience more clarity and a sense of inner calm.

In one survey in 1997, the University of California found that 76% of 2,818 NSA patients reported feeling significant improvements in all of the following areas:

  • Physical wellbeing
  • Mental/Emotional wellbeing
  • Response to stress
  • Life enjoyment
  • Overall Quality of Life

These are all measurable results, which work together to create a peace within the body and mind and an overall feeling of physical and mental wellbeing far beyond expectation.

NetworkSpinal is not considered a ‘therapeutic’ approach because its main goal is not just the ‘treatment’ of symptoms. Instead, the main goal is to optimise the way your brain and body communicate, so that you can truly heal in a sustainable way, by releasing tension from the spine and helping the nervous system adapt to stress more effectively.  NetworkSpinal, therefore acknowledges ‘symptoms’ to be messages that something needs to change, rather than issues that need to be ‘cured’ and, this unique process has helped thousands of people experience relief or improvement in the following areas:

  • Joint pain e.g. hip pain and knee pain
  • General aches, pains, spasms and cramps
  • Acute and/or chronic back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Headaches including migraines
  • Frozen shoulder / elbow pain
  • Tension and inability to relax

Other benefits of NetworkSpinal

  • Increased relaxation and wellbeing
  • Improved response to stress
  • More energy
  • Better quality of sleep
  • Improved concentration and focus

Common reasons for starting care include:

  • Back and/or Neck Pain
  • Headaches
  • Sports Injuries
  • Pregnancy related pain
  • Leg or arm pain
  • Pins and needles
  • Stress

Here is a link for a list of other UK based NSA practitioners as well as first hand accounts of patients’ experiences of the technique.

Spinewaves Chiropractic | 01903 533645