How Does Network Spinal Analysis Work?

One of the most common questions people have when they begin care (whether or not they actually voice that concern to me) is ‘how does Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) work?’  In other words, how can such a gentle touch do anything to help your back pain, neck pain, headaches, fibromyalgia or other health concerns that you may be experiencing.

I want to help you understand how something so gentle – that involves none of the traditional manipulation associated with chiropractic – can create large changes in relatively short periods of time.  That is, given the fact that you’ve likely been experiencing your pain or discomfort, tension and frustration for weeks to months, maybe even years, this gentle care can be amazingly effective – and rather quickly, in most cases!

Let’s define quickly for a moment, just to allay any misconception.  Many people experience changes in their symptoms within the first few weeks to month of care.  This is with several visits per week in the beginning of care.  In some cases, yes, people experience relief in just a few visits.  But, just the relief of pain does not indicate that we’ve fully addressed and dealt with your underlying factors that have lead to your pain in the first place.

This is what we’re really both after, isn’t it?  After all, you don’t want to settle for just chasing your symptoms around, finding temporary relief, only to have it return again and again.  This is why we see so many people leaving the traditional medical model behind.  It’s an old way to address health and well-being.

The irony or ‘proof’, if you will, is that even Western medical practitioners are seeking alternative methods of health care for themselves and their OWN family.  If we were seeing your doctor for care in our office, talked with them about their organic dietary choices, noticed that they were practicing yoga and the like, don’t you think it would be harder to accept their recommendation that YOU should take drugs, do physical therapy and get a surgical consult? Just something to think about.

Okay, here’s how it works in a nutshell…

The gentle touch that we use is all that is necessary to help cue your nervous system to create a connection with your brain.  This ‘connection’ has to to do with the fact that when our bodies cannot adequately handle the stresses from life – physical, mental/emotional or biochemical – it creates a tightening.  It tightens the tension being exerted on the nerve tissues of the spinal cord.

Because of how this tissue connects with your spine and other tissues surrounding it, your body will begin to tighten, creating more tension.  This whole process is known as adverse mechanical (spinal) cord tension (AMCT) and was described in the 1970s by Dr. Alf Brieg.  These models were then applied to the clinical application of Network Care to help explain how it is that such a light force can produce such a profound change in someone’s body.

This gentle touch or entrainment, as it is called, is applied to areas on the skin overlying areas of the spine where this tissue attaches to the spinal cord and spinal bones.  The force cues the brain to create a change in physiology to unwind the tension – this occurs through a change in breath and subtle movement of the spine and related tissues.

As you progress in care, you will notice other changes occurring in your body, your health and your life.  This is what all the research supporting Network Care shows and is reflected in my private practice since 1998.

So, that spinal degeneration that you’ve seen on your Xrays or the MRI findings showing those bulging discs of yours reflect the fact that this tension and the underlying reasons for your current pain have been going on for some time.  Not to worry!  You see, it’s never too late to get a handle on your health and well being.

To learn more about Dr. Michael J. Funicello, a chiropractor in Gilbert, AZ or to find out how we can help you, contact us today.  Thank you.


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