Chiropractic is a drug free approach to health that concerns itself with the relationship between the nervous system and function of the body. It is based on the fact that your nervous system (brain, spinal cord and nerves) controls every cell, organ and structure of your body. Chiropractic removes interference or irritations to the nervous system (subluxations) so your body can work the way it was designed.
Non-Force Technique (N.F.T.) is a gentle, highly effective form of chiropractic that pinpoints misalignments of bones, muscles, discs and ligaments. There is never any popping, cracking or twisting movements.
N.F.T. is one of the most innovative chiropractic methods, precisely locating spinal misalignments enabling the chiropractor to utilize light force in order to correct it. Often a patient in need of spinal corrections finds the sound of an adjustment unpleasant. N.F.T. achieves the goals of traditional chiropractic manipulation to relieve pain and discomfort created by a structural misalignment without placing unneccesasry pressure on the spine.
The greatest advantage of the N.F.T. procedures is the speed at which it works, saving the patient time, money and most importantly pain. Research has shown that using N.F.T. the most common acute problems involving pain in the neck or lower back can be corrected within 6 to 10 adjustments. The relatively few adjustments necessary with N.F.T. are incredible when you consider the alternative.
It was Dr. Collings’ own experience with chiropractic care that demonstrated the significant difference N.F.T. can make. “I was in a car accident which left me with neck and back pain. I was referred to a practitioner of N.F.T. who was able to adjust my back and relieve the pain in a minimum amount of time. In short, N.F.T. was able to correct a problem that conventional methods could not and I decided to utilize the tecnnique in my own practice.”
Misalignments are caused by trauma to the spine. A car accident, a fall, or even sitting in a position which places stress on the spine can, over time, cause a misalignment to occur. Significantly, the trauma may not happen immediately. Often an individual can begin to suffer pain from an injury which occurred a decade or more ago. Like cancer or heart disease, spinal problems are often asymptomatic until the damage has progressed to a critical stage. This is why immedate and qualified chiropractic care should be sought if any potentially serious injury occurs.
N.F.T. can correct many of the aches and pains associated with joint subluxation, giving the patient immediate relief. N.F.T. is most frequently used to correct bulging discs and misalignments. When dealing with a bulging disc it presents an alternative to surgical disectomy, which can be both painful and expensive. There are a wide range of joint and nerve problems that N.F.T. can resolve, in a short amount of time, that makes it an appealing alternative to the patient.
N.F.T.’s diagnostic is very sophisticated yet, at the same time, non-invasive. Instead of traditional reliance on x-rays, N.F.T. uses reflexes and body positions to indicate a structural misalignment. Because of the precise information extracted through the examination process, corrections to the spine can be achieved with no more than the light force of the practitioner’s thumb — differing from the more forceful, and less exact, method used in conventional chiropractic treatment.
N.F.T. offers those in need of chiropractic care an opportunity to try an innovative approach. The goal of N.F.T. is to adjust spinal displacement permanently, quickly and painlessly.
What more could a patient want?
Success stories of the application of this technique are available here.