Spinal thermography is a non-invasive test that can help us identify problems and treat them quickly. Thermographic imaging allows us to better understand the autonomic nervous system in your body, which is associated with regional heat or cool zones. The test involves contact on the skin of your spine to glean information about specific spinal levels of normal and abnormal ranges of heat. This understanding can help isolate and therefore expedite corrective treatment strategies for you as well as monitor progress and effectiveness.
The static electromyogram (sEMG) is a quick, non-invasive test that measures the spinal muscle contraction motor nerve tone. This indicates overall imbalances, which demonstrate the inefficiency that results with neuro-articular dysfunction or vertebral subluxations. Vertebral subluxations are incomplete or partial dislocation of a joint or organ. This can result in structural imbalances and unnecessary pain patterns.
When left uncorrected, these imbalances can lead to degenerative changes in the spine such as Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD) and Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD). These types of tests can be used for educational and evaluation purposes to improve patient outcomes. You can learn more about these conditions on our Extremities & Joint Health page.
DynaROM is a dynamic testing procedure that measures muscle contraction using microvolts. It's as stated, a dynamic testing procedure that measures muscle contraction using microvolts but instead of being static (no joint movement). DynaROM is a dynamic testing procedure that measures muscle contraction using microvolts but instead of being static (no joint movement). The region being measured is cumulative muscle contraction over a full range of motion.
The data has huge ramifications for determining whether an injury is acute or chronic, or if there's an injury at all. It can reveal any complicating factors that may contribute to the readings, patterns of learned behavior from previous injury or exposure, as well as patient progression/plateau or full restoration of healthy motor function.
This test is often used to support the patient's case by documenting the extent of their injuries with measurements of muscle contraction and a description of how this measurement relates to what is considered normal for healthy people. The test can also be used in two other situations: to help show that an injury caused harm, if it wasn't already clear; and to show how much recovery has happened since then.
We use a variety of treatments to relieve patients' back and neck pain, including, the Activator Method, Loomis Enzyme Therapy, Pulsed EMF (Electronic Muscle Stimulation), and Class IV Aspen Cold Laser Therapy. These have proven to be the most effective and quickest methods for relieving patients' pain and correcting their spinal misalignments.