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Gentle Chiropractic and the Benefits

Network Spinal Analysis

What is Network Spinal Analysis?

Network Spinal Analysis, or NSA, is an exciting new development in the field of chiropractic associated with:     

  • Significant relief of various types of neck and back pain and spinal disabilities.
  • Spinal bio-energetic enhancement (see discussion on “Spinal Waves” and “Levels of Care” below).

Overall well being and improved quality of life

It is a safe, gentle and effective approach for everyone, regardless of age or state of health.

What makes it different?

  • It improves posture and corrects subluxations (spinal misalignments and pinched nerves).
  • It releases a great deal of emotional stress stored in muscles and tissues.
  • It promotes unique healing waves that improve nerve energy. This is a unique property of care.
  • It empowers the body with the development of new reorganizational strategies that promote spinal alignment, prevents illness and sustains wellness.

The net results are:

  • Relief of back pain, tension and stiffness.
  • Dramatic improvement to spinal health and posture.
  • Improved joint flexibility and increased muscle relaxation.
  • Improved overall health and wellness.
  • Improved mental outlook and emotional health.
  • Less need for vigorous manipulation and exercise since the body more readily engages in self-healing strategies.
  • There are three levels of care (see below) reflective of newly developed voluntary and involuntary musculoskeletal and neurological strategies for spinal self-correction, improved relaxation and recovery of illness.
  • A more vibrant state of physical health and well being.

How does it work?

NSA utilizes gentle manual contacts over the spine that, in turn, changes its vibrational tone (or tension). It is believed to bring a release of deep-seated mental and physical tension. It promotes vertebral alignment and the correction of subluxations (vertebral misalignment), often without the need of spinal adjustment or manipulation.

A gentle force of contact is applied over specific areas along the spine, called “gateways”. These promote spinal “waves” and the release of tension along the spine. This process is called an entrainment. Surface EMG studies have documented changes in the brain and spinal nerves during entrainments. New and more efficient channels of communications are believed to be initiated between the brain and body. Postural distortion, subluxation, and muscle imbalances spontaneously engage in recovery and reorganize to a higher level of efficiency.

Why the spine?

The spine houses most of the nerves that control body function. These effect the health and status of most of our internal organs and tissues, head, trunk and limbs. The spinal cord and its overlying meningeal sheath are also believed to hold a considerable amount of stored emotional and physical tension.

What are the differences between NSA and other therapies?

Unlike many other therapies such as cranial-sacral, spinal manipulation etc., NSA is the only known approach that progressively enhances the body’s own healing strategies. Patients report an increasing ability to recover from stress and chronic illness. Mentally, they report more peace and make healthier choices. The most notable changes are a reduction of spinal pain and increased flexibility. At the core of NSA care is the long term improvement to a multitude of chronic illnesses. 

*To book an appointment with Dr. Ashley or to get more information, please contact the clinic at 519-582-2424 or you can book online through Dr. Ashley's webpage at *