We use Network Spinal Analysis – NSA, for short. A technique system on the cutting edge of chiropractic care.
The experience of NSA is unlike any experience of standard chiropractic
The NSA chiropractor gently guides you towards following what you’re physically ready for, in a very gentle manner, just on the edge of what you’re inclined to do on your own. Then, between your care sessions, outside the chiropractor’s office, it becomes your second nature to continue unwinding all the stress patterns that have gripped your posture for so many years, fostering a growing flexibility in all your activities.
In this way, we give you a kinesthetic feel of what it’s like to be self-regulating, or self-adjusting. To feel your spine moving freely and easily, between its many joints and segmental structures. This is why the hands-on contact in NSA chiropractic can be so light. Though appropriately firmer when the NSA chiropractor is gently directing your attention to a specific area deep in the body tissue.
NSA chiropractors find that when forceful adjustments go against the body’s inclinations, it’s counterproductive to what would have been more enabling. Given the chance to notice what you could have been able to do on your own initiative with a little hands-on guidance, the results become far more encompassing.
“Give a man a fish, and you’ll feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you’ve fed him for a lifetime.”
Yet NSA is still chiropractic
Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) was able to build on several discoveries observed in some of the most well-known chiropractic techniques – Upper Cervical and Logan Basic Technique in particular – all for the purpose of harnessing the observable expression of energy and intelligence operating through the spinal column.
NSA is, to a large extent, more inclusive than exclusive of standard chiropractic techniques and principles, just as long as the implementation is through the patient’s unique style of functioning, rather than having to rely on the chiropractor’s forceful intervention. In this way, even an everyday action as trivial as reaching for a jar on the kitchen shelf can also be used, whenever it happens to feel good, as an auxiliary means of self-adjusting one’s own spine.
Dr. Donald Epstein, the founder and developer of Network Spinal Analysis Care, is a 1977 graduate of New York Chiropractic College. He began teaching what was then called Network Chiropractic to chiropractors in 1984. Since then, he has been at the forefront of the chiropractic profession.
The training for becoming an NSA chiropractor requires a degree at a recognized chiropractic college, though several chiropractic colleges include the basics of Network Spinal Analysis technique as part of their curriculum. Almost every state chiropractic board now approves continuing education credits in Network Spinal Analysis.
Dr. Gardner was one of the first 100 chiropractors to be fully certified in Network Spinal Care. He also successfully completed the first course in becoming certified as a practitioner of Network Care’s home instruction practice – Somato Respiratory Integration