Network Spinal Analysis (NSA)

Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) is a relatively new approach to wellness and body awareness.

Dr. Lapp will apply a low-force touch to certain contact points along your spine, at specific moments. These precise and gentle touches to your spine, alert your brain to move away from a defense posture and embrace a more peaceful, resourceful state. This adjusting approach helps practice members develop new strategies for living and healing as the nervous system learns new ways to release mechanical and life tension.

NSA care advances through a series of increasingly higher levels. As your body learns and heals, each level opens up new abilities to adapt, make healthier choices, enjoy life and experience a sense of “ease.”

The focus of Network Spinal Analysis™ is to:
  • Establish the capacity of your nervous system to detect and correct areas of tension, and impaired function.
  • Enhance your ability to generate automatic respirations and movements which help your spine and nervous system to dissipate tension, increase circulation and energy flow, and promote healing.
  • Help you develop an effective and trusting relationship with your spine, nervous system, body and your healing process.
  • Monitor improvement in coordinated function of nerves, muscles, vertebra, and soft tissues which promote a healthy spine and nervous system.
  • Assist your body in removing spinal interference to communication between your brain and the cells of your body, increasing your body’s ability to properly respond to its experiences, challenges and needs.
  • Help you develop lifetime strategies for self awareness and healing.
  • Monitor your progress with periodic clinical re-evaluations performed by your chiropractor.
  • Allow you to assess the significant improvement in your health and quality of life through a very wide range of indicators.

–Epstein, D. ‘The Chiropractic Journal,’ August 1998


Based on the outcomes of research conducted at the University of California, Irvine those receiving NSA care reported significant improvement in physical health, emotional and mental health and reduced stress and greater life enjoyment. Seventy-six percent of the over 2800 patients improved in every category!

Additional benefits of Network Spinal Analysis include:

  • Physical Well Being

    Patients report:

    • reduced pain
    • improved spinal flexibility
    • more energy less fatigue
    • fewer cold and flu symptoms
    • fewer headaches
  • Stress

    Patients report improvement in their:

    • overall health and general well-being
    • ability to cope with daily problems
    • family relationships
    • significant relationships
    • work
  • Lifestyle Changes

    Patients report increases in:

    • regular exercise practice of Tai Chi/Yoga
    • meditation and prayer relaxation and self-hypnosis
    • consuming health food and vitamins
    • eating partial or total vegetarian diet
    • decreased need for prescription medications
  • Life Enjoyment

    Patients experience:

    • openness to guidance by inner feelings
    • increased relaxation and well-being
    • positive feelings about self interest in maintaining a healthy life-style
    • feeling of openness when relating to others
    • compassion for others
  • Emotional and Psychological Well Being

    Patients experience:

    • less distress about physical pain
    • more positive feelings about self
    • decreased moodiness
    • improved temper
    • fewer angry outbursts
    • less depression and more interest in life
    • fewer concerns about “small” things
    • improved ability to concentrate
    • less anxiety
  • Overall Quality of Life

    Patients experience improvement in:

    • personal life self-awareness
    • ability to adapt to change
    • handling problems in life
    • accomplishments in life
    • life as a whole
    • overall contentment with life
    • relationship with significant other
    • job satisfaction
    • life being as it was thought to be
    • romantic life
    • actual work done
    • relationship with co-workers
    • physical appearance

*References: Blanks, RH; Boone, WR; Schmidt, S; Dobson, M; Network Care: A retrospective outcomes assessment. 1996 Dobson, M; Boone WR; Blanks, RH; Women and Alternative Health Care: A retrospective study of recipients of Network Care. 1996