We have the most up to date technology in chiropractic in our office. We perform Surface EMG and thermal scans which allows us to see how well your nervous system is functioning. We feature the Insight™ Millenium Subluxation Station, which provides us the information to determine the extent of pressure or irritation on the nerves in the body. The patented Insight™ Thermal Scannerassesses autonomic function by measuring skin temperature differentials. Displays support both pattern and segmental analysis. On the segmental analysis graph, green, blue and red colors indicate mild, moderate and severe levels of thermal asymmetry respectively.
The surface EMG scan tracts the function of the muscles. A scan of a patient’s muscle asymmetry depicts the amount of muscle pull from one side to another. Normal is marked by white spikes or no spikes at all. The same colors are used here – green, blue and red for mild, moderate and severe levels of muscle asymmetry respectively. The patient’s sEMG scan is compared to normal. When we are viewing the amplitude (amount of tension) of paraspinal muscle activity, along with hyper-tonicity or hypo-tonicity as it compares to a normal population. Green bars indicate one standard deviation over normal or mild elevation. Blue bars indicate moderate elevation and Red bars indicate severe elevation. Yellow indicates one standard deviation below normal. These tests provide a window into your health to determine if further testing such as X-rays is necessary. The sEMG and thermal scans are also very safe for patients that are pregnant and are unable to have x-rays taken.
Why do we perform these scans? We want to have as much information available when diagnosing and determining a treatment plan. These vital tests provide us with the most accurate information about the function and symmetry of the nerves and muscles. They are very simple tests and are non invasive and comfortable. We just roll the thermal scanner right up the back of your spine and it gives us the necessary values in a graph form.