What Creates an Injury?
Imagine two cars separated by a chain. One is planning on towing the other to the mechanic to be fixed. Now, imagine there is slack in the chain separating the cars. Instead of easing into it and taking the slack up slowly the driver of the lead decides to accelerate fast (perhaps for some laughs) and the chain is stressed, perhaps breaking the chain or causing some other damage. Now, imagine that slack in the chain as being the same as delay in your muscles that controls your joint that is injured. That slack needs to be taken up every time your make that movement. If you make the movement fast there is less time to protect the joint because of the delay so the tissue will be more stressed and potentially injured.
This is how, for instance, an ACL is ruptured. If the delay is so great the force coming in from, say, the ground is not decelerated fast enough by the muscle the next in line to slow that force down is the ACL. If the ACL can slow it before it stretches you live to fight another day. If the ACL can’t slow it down fast enough either a sprain (tearing of the fibers) or a rupture will occur.
Delay in the firing of a muscle is also how overuse injuries occur. Overtime those forces coming in start to tear the fibers as the muscles loses it ability to decelerate the incoming force. Correcting the delay corrects the overuse injury. Dr. Noble eliminates delay in the muscle firing pattern using his Neuro-Delay Elimination Technique (NDET) which he developed to deal with injuries along with other benefits.
After almost three years of back pain, thinking that more exercise and stretching would relieve the pain, I finally decided to get some medical help. Among the myriad of possibilities that I could have chosen I decided Noble Chiropractic would be the best option. I really appreciate Dr. Noble’s holistic approach, not just treating the symptoms. After only two months I am sleeping better, feeling stronger and living a much better physical life than before.
– Hunter, Bellingham, WA
Our Two-Step Approach to Treating Pain & Restoring Function
Dr. Steve Noble uses a multi-pronged approach to treating pain and restoring function. First, Dr. Noble uses the adjusting technique known as Torque Release Technique. This is a very gentle instrument-assisted adjusting technique which starts to get your body stronger and kicks in the healing process. The second approach is done in a setting where Dr. Noble dynamically assesses you and makes corrections until the movement pattern is strong and embedded. It is an iterative process that results in huge gains to your function making you strong again so your injury is not able to recur. It is something to experience.
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