Chiropractor using the torque release technique with the Integrator on a patient.

Torque Release Technique (TRT)

Most patients are familiar with the traditional adjustment technique that refers to a chiropractic doctors manually adjusting patients. With the manual adjustment method, chiropractors will exert force and thrust with their hands and body weight to open up spinal joints which creates cracking and popping sounds. This can be painful and uncomfortable for some patients.

Torque Release Technique (TRT), developed by Dr. Jay Holder D.C, M.D, is a newer chiropractic method that uses a specialized handheld recoil tool called the Integrator, which is gentle on patients spines and targets pain points with more precision while in a relaxed face down position.

What is Torque Release Technique?

Torque Release Technique (TRT) is a non-invasive method for correcting spinal subluxations. TRT offers a gentle approach to addressing spinal issues without joint manipulation by restoring the tone of the central nervous system and associated muscles.

The central nervous system is a communication highway that connects your brain to the rest of your body and also plays a big role in the body’s natural healing process. When subluxations and misalignments in your spinal column occur, communication with the nervous system can be affected, called nerve interference. TRT helps identify and correct a spinal misalignment gently and without the need for forceful joint manipulation.

By improving the tone and function of the nervous system with TRT, the affected nerves will communicate with your brain and spinal cord properly and without interference. Therefore, your body can start to heal itself naturally. TRT can significantly improve health conditions such as neuropathy, neck pain, leg pain, back pain, sciatica, and other chronic pain.

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Torque Release Technique Chiropractor in New Berlin, WI

At Advantage Chiropractic in New Berlin, WI we incorporate Torque Release Technique with excellent patient results. If you’ve been wondering what TRT can do for you, then look no further. We want to make it easy for you to find out with our affordable new patient special.


The Integrator chiropractic tool for Torque Release Technique (TRT).

What is the Integrator chiropractic instrument?

Torque Release Technique (TRT) utilizes the Integrator, a specialized chiropractic tool. This handheld device delivers precise and gentle force to targeted spinal joints, releasing muscle and ligament tension. Unlike traditional adjustments, the recoil force of the Integrator is painless and noise-free, providing a comfortable patient experience.

The Integrator is an FDA-approved tool that has been shown to be effective in correcting primary and secondary spinal subluxations by restoring nerve function, reducing pain, and improving overall health and well-being. TRT helps chiropractors provide a gentle and non-invasive form of treatment that allows patients to experience the benefits of chiropractic care without the pain that traditional methods sometimes cause.

Benefits of Torque Release Technique

TRT is a holistic approach to chiropractic care that restores your nervous system’s natural function. It corrects root causes of pain by addressing primary and secondary subluxations. By stimulating self-healing, TRT provides a comprehensive solution, relieving chronic pain and improving sleep, mood, and overall health.

Precise and Gentle Adjustment

With Torque Release Technique, you won’t experience any twisting or cracking of your body parts. It is a gentle and specific chiropractic adjustment that does not cause any severe discomfort.

Fast & Efficient Treatments

Treatments offered by a licensed TRT chiropractor are quick and often take less than 5 minutes per session. Patients may experience immediate pain relief after each treatment.

Reproducible Results

TRT eliminates human error, and the results are easily reproduced by other chiropractors. By this, we mean that the TRT technique uses a standardized analysis and protocol, so you get the same treatment every time, regardless of who performs the adjustment.

Long Lasting Improvement to Health

Since TRT improves the function of the nervous system, patients will also notice improved posture, better range of motion, and other related benefits.

Chiropractor at Advantage Chiropractic adjusting patient with Torque Release Method
Central nervous system diagram of body.

What conditions can TRT treat?

Seeking out chiropractic care is a popular option for people looking to find relief from their chronic pain conditions. TRT adjustment methods can treat many different health-related issues in the human body. The conditions below are not an all-inclusive list but a generalized overview of all the conditions TRT has been known to treat.

Who can use Torque Release Technique?

TRT can benefit people of all ages and health conditions. Since the spinal adjustment method is gentle and non-invasive, it means that it can be safely used on:

  • Infants
  • Children
  • Adults
  • Elderly
Infant getting examination by chiropractor.
Achilles Reflex Chiropractic test for TRT.

What to expect during a TRT Treatment?

Prior to your treatment beginning, the chiropractic clinic that specializes in Torque Release Technique will perform a thorough examination of your spine and extremities to identify any misalignments and tension that may be present. This pretreatment examination will help the chiropractor determine which areas must be worked on.

When the exam is complete, you will lie face down on a chiropractic table comfortably. From there, the chiropractor will compare your legs’ length while activating your deep Achilles tendon reflex. The length of one leg will be longer than the other. The doctor will then test different neurological points throughout your spine and check your leg lengths again.

Once your leg lengths go perfectly, even then, that indicates the spot that needs to get adjusted with the Integrator tool. Depending on your condition, the painless chiropractic adjustment process should only take 5-10 minutes.

Video Explaining How The Integrator Works

Questions about TRT

The risks of TRT are very rare and are generally mild, but they can include:

  • Soreness or mild discomfort at the site of the adjustment
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Muscle spasms
  • Joint pain

The cost of TRT can range from $30-$70 per visit.

Please keep in mind that the costs of TRT can vary depending on factors such as location, practitioner, and individual treatment plans. It is advisable to inquire about the costs of chiropractic clinics or practitioners in your area.

To find a TRT practitioner, you can search online directories, contact local chiropractic clinics, or seek referrals from healthcare professionals or individuals who have undergone TRT. Please make sure the practitioner is licensed and experienced in performing TRT.

Most patients need 6-12 treatments to start seeing improvement.

Please remember that the number of TRT treatments needed can vary depending on individual circumstances. It is best to discuss this with your chiropractor, who can create a personalized treatment plan based on your specific needs and progress.

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About the Author

Dr. Evan Norum, co-owner of Advantage Chiropractic in New Berlin, WI, holds a Doctorate of Chiropractic from Northwestern Health Sciences University. Inspired by personal experiences with chiropractic care, he specializes in family-based treatments and is board-certified in chiropractic care, neuropathy, and the Torque Release Technique®. With internships at leading chiropractic centers and co-founding Advantage Chiropractic in 2017, Dr. Evan Norum is dedicated to promoting health from within.