Dr. Bryson J. Langel: "Helping You Achieve Your Innate Health Potential."
We experience life through our nerve systems. We work and play, eat and digest, laugh and cry. We adapt to changes in our environment. All of the functions of the body are coordinated through the brain, spinal cord and nerves. Consequently, the ability of the nerve system to function directly affects a person’s quality of life.
The low-force chiropractic care that you will receive consists of a specific sequence of spinal evaluations and adjustments that work to clear interference from the nerve system so it can work better. The adjustments appear very gentle, but have powerful and far-reaching changes on the nerve system.
How do these changes happen? The brain and spinal cord is one continuous unit. The spinal cord, as it passes through the bones of the neck and back, is the conduit through which the brain sends and receives messages. The hard bones of the spine protect the soft, delicate spinal cord. Spinal nerves pass through the spaces between each bone, carrying vital messages to and from all the tissues and cells of the body. These messages control our heart rate, our breathing, our posture, our digestion, and our reproductive cycles, just to name a few. The nerve system influences every function in the body.
We call interference in the transmission of nerve messages a subluxation. There are two types of subluxations. The first is the structural subluxation and is due to compression or squeezing of a nerve as it passes through the spinal bones. This type of subluxation results from a mechanical or physical stress, which was overwhelming to the body. The second type, the facilitated subluxation, is characterized by an elongation or twisting of the spinal cord and its associated coverings called the meninges or dura. This type of subluxation is most likely caused by an emotional, mental or chemical stress from which the body-mind could not recover.
During the adjustment process, as people unwind their spinal tensions, two processes occur: the respiratory wave and the somatopsychic wave. The patient experiences these phenomena as a feeling of spontaneous breathing and body movement. The respiratory and somatopsychic waves are postulated to dissipate tension, or stored energy from the muscles, tendons, bones and ligaments, and also the brain, spinal cord, and their protective coverings. Interestingly, as people report experiencing these phenomena, they also report a greater improvement in their overall quality of life. Once tension on the nerve system is reduced, the body can self-organize to a higher level of functioning.
In most instances, people have tension on their nerve systems for many years before the cumulative effect on the body and/or mind is sufficient to produce an overt symptom such as pain or loss of function. Symptoms are warning signals from the body indicating change is necessary. Some people never have specific symptoms, but they experience a reduced quality of life, and lack of ease.
Each person’s particular tension pattern is unique to them, and their experiences. My method of adjusting is designed to honor that uniqueness. My protocol draws from many techniques developed in the chiropractic profession and applies them in a unique sequence, so light adjustments in a specific place at a specific time can have profound effects on the nerve system. The body creates the adjustment by its response to the directed force. This force may be gentle or firmer, depending upon what the body needs, and each adjustment is tailored to the individual. The techniques that I use are:
Activator Methods Technique
Blye Cranial Technique
Cleveland Meric Recoil Technique
Blair Upper Cervical Technique
MC2 Upper Cervical Technique
Torque Release Technique
Often a specific adjustment involves a gentle touch or thrust at a place far removed from the region of greatest distortion or discomfort. For example, a specific light thrust to the upper neck may be the local action taken to create an unwinding or release of spinal tension in the middle and lower back. In moments, there is a release of tension in the lower spine, and middle back, as the body globally responds to restore a natural state of ease. In time, the body begins to make its own corrections through the person’s normal daily activities.
Interference in the nerve system is like a rock blocking the natural flow of a stream. When there is interference to the fluid flow of messages from the brain to the tissues and back, it creates a disharmonious relationship of the physical, emotional and mental aspects of oneself. When spinal tension is released and spinal health is restored, the nerve flow and life force energy resume their natural flow. People get to know when they are subluxation-free, because they feel more ease, and experience an increase in productivity, and efficiency. The goal is to help the patient have a healthier, more flexible spine, and nerve system.