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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, exercise, and massage 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?

SpineNSA 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 massage, 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. (See Do You Suffer From…).

Research findings

Research has demonstrated that Network Spinal Care produces 200% greater wellness when compared to the effects of exercise, yoga, meditation and diet. When used in combination with these wellness practices, the overall wellness reported was greater than 300%. (Ref. 3)


Anthony Robbins – “Network Spinal Analysis and Somato Respiratory Integration […] are amongst the most powerful sources of personal transformation I have ever experienced or seen. They produce embodied and empowered strategies that are both sustainable and enjoyable for enhanced human resourcefulness and wellness. I am stronger, more inspired, creative and healthy because of this work.”
(Anthony Robins, Self Help Coach)


What are Network Spinal Waves ?

Spine Waves are involuntary, neurological phenomena that occur along the spine and surrounding tissues. They are the main distinguishing features of Network Spinal Care – as compared to other therapies. (Ref. 7)

Waves are initiated and enhanced through gentle manual contacts that a trained NSA practitioner administers along the spine. This wave phenomenon has been researched and studied extensively. Research suggests they cannot be produced by any external device, movement or meditative state; they are purely a spinal phenomenon responding to the network care protocol.

The waves have a progressive therapeutic benefit to them. It has been reported that the more frequent a person experiences a spinal wave, the greater they experience improvement to overall health and quality of life. It has been proposed that Network spinal waves have a “central-neurological” benefit. Depending on the level of care, the waves have a broad range of effects; they can be soothing and calming or stimulating, empowering and invigorating.(Click Here for a video on spinal waves.) They are safe and natural healing responses developed by the body, for the body.

What are the Levels of Care?

Three levels of care have been categorized that reflect the progressive evolution of spinal, neurological, and mental/emotional healing.

Level One of care is characterized by the development of the respiratory wave (also known as Alpha). With each visit there are progressive benefits from the wave. There is more tension released from spinal structures, postural improvement, a calming of the body/mind, and overall improvement of health and wellness.

In Level Two, the wave characteristics are deeper and penetrate a greater depth of spinal structures and nerves. This helps process chronic and core holding patterns in the body and mind. Individuals report a change in how they respond to stress: instead of looking to release it they are more inclined to use it as fuel to transform perspectives, behavior and how they structure their lives. Typically, the changes reported are in health, wellness, and core life issues such as finances, relationships, career and life enjoyment.

In Level Three of care, the spinal waves are more active with greater spinal alignment. The depth of the wave moves beyond the spine and into the tissues immediately in front and along its side. Most notably there is a synchronization of the heart wave with the spinal wave. This often creates the experience of bliss and joy. A person often reports feeling alive, present and unencumbered. Typically, choices are based on the excitement of change and progress. A person feels much more in their element.

Each level is associated with an increasing ability of the nervous system to optimize strategies for better organization and self-healing. Our ability to handle stress is increased, enabling us to handle tension in a more constructive and healthier manner. This can significantly impact individual mental growth and promotes optimum physical performance. Individuals stay healthier, recover from stress and injury faster, and experience greater body/mind peace.

What other types of responses are common with NSA?

As the mind and body release tension it may involve a myriad of physical, emotional and chemical responses. These are often short-lived and are accompanied by positive emotional and physical benefits.

Studies are now in progress examining the long-term benefits of care, and changes in brain and spinal cord function. In addition, there is a growing interest by psychologists, sociologists, neurobiologists, physiologists, biomathmaticians and bioengineers on the overall mechanisms and benefit of NSA.


Do you suffer from…?

Bed Wetting
Carpal Tunnel
Chronic Colds / Flu
Chronic Fatigue
Chronic Tension
Cardiac Recovery
Digestive Problems
Disc Problems
Ear Infections
Emotional Tension
HeadachesHeart Problems
Hip / Leg Pain
Hyperactivity / ADHD
Infantile Colic
Low Back Pain
Muscle Spasms
Neck Pain
Numbness / Tingling
Painful Joints
Pregnancy Aches & Pains
Pre-Menstrual Syndrome
Post Traumatic Stress Injuries
Shoulder / Arm Pain
Sinus Trouble
Stress / Fatigue
Trigger Points
Network Spinal Analysis can make a difference!

NSA – Tomorrow’s Health Care, Today

NSA is an exciting new development in health care associated with benefits in physical, mental and quality of life.

For more information on how Network Spinal Analysis can play a vital role in your health care and that of your family and children, please inquire about our in-office workshops.




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