Insight Diagnostic Spinal Scanning System™
Computerized nervous system scans are conducted in our office to help us see any abnormalities in the muscle tension and nerve activity along your spine. These scans give us information about how your Autonomic Nervous and in the involuntary spinal postural muscle system. These scans give us information about how well your body is keeping you in balance with the stresses of your life, and help us pinpoint some of the underlying causes of the health concerns that brought you to our office.
Surface Electromyography (sEMG) Scan
Muscle Tone and Balance: The sEMG exam evaluates the electrical activity/function of the muscles that support and move your spine. An sEMG scan measures how much energy is needed to maintain spinal tone against gravity and allows us to see how this energy is distributed throughout the muscles along the spine. If too much or too little energy is being used by these muscles, or if the activity of the muscles is not balanced, then the body is forced to compensate. Compensations use energy that the body will then not have for other functions in the body. Your sEMG evaluation will show us how your life and lifestyle are impacting the ability of these muscles to function efficiently and effectively. By precisely measuring muscle activity, your progress can be followed as your spine releases tension and you regain more control.
Surface Thermography (NeuralTherm™) Scan
Organ and Gland Control: The NeuralThermTM Scan is used to assess the balance of the Autonomic Nervous System, which regulates function of your organs, glands, and blood vessels. The NeuralThermTM assessment measures the temperature on either side of your spine. A difference in temperature outside the normal range is indicated by green, blue or red bars. The presence of coloured bars tell us that there is a reduced responsiveness to life’s stressors, and this impacts the ability of your body to express optimal health and well-being. We use this scan in conjunction with the Heart Rate Variability assessment to give us a more complete picture of your body’s capacity to express optimal health and vitality.
Heart Rate Variability (Pulse Wave Profiler) Scan
The Pulse Wave Profiler helps the doctor to determine your overall ability to adapt to the environment. It does this by looking at the timing of your pulse, and determining the balance and tension within your nervous system. This exam is known as heart rate variability. Stressful lifestyles factors including poor dietary choices, limited exercise and constant emotional aggravation can cause the body to be caught in the “fight-flight” response. This can lead to exhaustion and a draining of a person’s reserves. Low heart rate variability is associated with accelerated aging and poor heart health. Published research has shown that chiropractic adjustments have a beneficial effect on heart rate variability.
Our practice utilizes Torque Release Technique as our primary chiropractic adjusting method and the Integrator™ is the adjusting instrument that we use to adjust our patients in our practice.
The Integrator™ is the only chiropractic adjusting instrument that was developed for use in a randomized clinical trial. Years of development, testing and design went into creating the Integrator, with the goal of producing an adjusting instrument that was FDA approved, and could deliver an adjustment that would deliver that 3rd dimensional dynamic that adjusting by hand embraced but that no other instrument in chiropractic delivered: torque and recoil.
This is the specific instrument used in Torque Release Technique. Once the primary area of spinal block has been located, the Integrator is placed against the skin and released. The tip releases at a speed of 1/10,000 of a second and with a torque either clockwise or counter clockwise. The instrument also has recoil feature that adds to the dynamics of the impulse. All these features allow very little force to be used by the Integrator.
The impulse of the Integrator produces a specific release to stuck motion within the joint being adjusted and a release of stuck stress or tension within the related nerve. These together allow the body to make a corrective and healing response.
For further information on the Integrator, please watch the “Integrator Adjusting Instrument” below.