YOUR LOCAL LOUISVILLE CHIROPRACTOR LEAVES THE GUESSWORK OUT OF IT WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR HEALTH

3 Part Neurotech Exam

Your 80027 Chiropractor leaves the guesswork out of it by using the newest State-of-the-Art equipment to assess and analyze each individual that steps foot in our office. Your health should never be left to guessing and any chiropractor you see should be doing a proper examination to locate the problem areas.

  • Thermal Scanning
    • Measures the function of the autonomic nervous system. These are all the involuntary functions our body performs day in and day out.
  • SEMG Scanning​
    • Pinpoints excess muscle activity ​throughout the spine
  • Heart Rate Variability (HRV)​
    • Measures the overall energy level of the body as well as a balance between the stressed (sympathetic) and calm (parasympathetic) sides of our nervous system.

Rolling Thermal Scan

  • Normal Paraspinal Skin Temperature = 89.78
  • John Hopkins Medical Institutions  determined normal values for skin temperature differences based upon asymptomatic “normal” individuals. The results were published in the Journal of Neurosurgery. These values can be used as a standard in assessment of sympathetic nerve function, and the degree of asymmetry is a quantifiable indicator of dysfunction…Deviations from the norm will allow suspicion of neurological pathology to be quantitated and therefore can lead to proper clinical management.”
  • Proven to be reproducible and reliable so any trained professional can do your assessment.
  • In the analysis of thermal differentials, we are concerned with two factors, symmetry and pattern. Symmetry refers to the difference in temperature between the left and right sides at the same spinal levels. Differences in temperature from side to side are maintained within strict limits in healthy persons.
  • Uematsu S, Edwin DH, Jankel ER et al: Quantification of thermal asymmetry. J Neurosurg 69:552, 1988.

Surface Electromyography (sEMG)

Paraspinal sEMG scans helpful to determine the following:

  • Asymmetrical contraction
  • Areas of muscle splinting
  • Severity of the condition
  • Abnormal muscle recruitment
  • Responses to dysafferentation

Dysponesis – Dysponesis refers to a REVERSIBLE physiopathologic state consisting of errors in energy expenditure, which can produce function disorders.

SEMG is well supported in medical, chiropractic, and scientific literature.

Kent C, Gentempo P: Normative dat for paraspinal surface electromyographic scanning using a 25-500 Hz bandpass. Vertebral Subluxation Research 1996; 1(1):43.

Heart rate variability (HRV)

  • HRV has been documented as an effective method to objectively measure improvement in nervous system function.
  • Originally conceived as an assessment tool for cardiac physiology.
  • Studies of HRV in the past 2 decades have established:
    • Decreased HRV correlates and/or predicts pathological conditions such as:
        • cardiovascular disease
        • inflammation
        • diabetic neuropathy
        • emotional dysregulation
        • post-traumatic stress disorder
        • sleep disorders, and cancer.
    • Conversely, high HRV has been associated with:
        • healthy longevity
        • is used by elite athletes to predict their ability to function optimally in an upcoming workout.
        • HRV is increasingly emerging as a way to assess and predict multiple health outcomes, from disease to thriving health.
  • (source) SUSTAINED IMPROVEMENT OF HEART RATE VARIABILITY IN PATIENTS UNDERGOING A PROGRAM OF CHIROPRACTIC CARE: A RETROSPECTIVE CASE SERIES
  • Amy Haas, David Russell