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Insight Subluxation Station

Family Chiropractic Wellness Centre is proud to offer one of Chiropractic’s newest technological innovations, the Insight Subluxation Station that will objectively help us:

  • Detect areas of nerve disturbance along your spine
  • Document and monitor your results as you are treated

Frequently Asked Questions

Normal sEMG pattern

Normal sEMG pattern

Do the Insight Subluxation Station tests hurt?

Absolutely not. The tests do not utilize any needles, electrical shock, or heat whatsoever. They are receiving important information from your Central Nervous System.

Why does the chiropractor administer these tests?

Our purpose for administering these test is to detect and pinpoint abnormal function in the spine which cannot be seen on X-ray. Abnormal spinal function causes abnormal Nervous System disturbance. The standard tests will measure:

  1. SEMG Static Electromyograph — how are the muscles contracting along the spine.
  2. Thermography — skin temperature along the spine.

Why is it important to monitor the results?

Research has shown that a very slight amount of pressure from spinal misalignments or subluxations can disturb the communication of the nervous system whether or not symptoms are present. Dr. Rob can objectively measure the results of his work utilizing the advanced technology of the Subluxation Station. This is vitally necessary to monitor how the spine is changing and how you are progressing towards achieving your ultimate goal whether it’s being symptom free or wellness care.

How will this test benefit me?

A concern that many patients have is justification for ongoing chiropractic care. The use of the computer scans along with other educational materials will help you as the patient see the rationale and the benefits for care. As always, you are the boss. Together with Dr. Rob, you can determine a level of care and health goals that’s right for you.

Motor Nerves — Surface Electromyography (SEMG Scan)

Initial Exam Scan

Initial Exam Scan

Re-Exam Scan

Re-Exam Scan

Your muscles are controlled by nerves. The SEMG measures how well the motor nerves are working by measuring the amount of current found in the muscles.

Subluxations disturb the function of the nerve causing an abnormal amount of electrical current flowing to your muscles (indicated by colors and/or abnormal patterns.)

Muscle Balance — Symmetry

Initial sEMG Scan

Initial sEMG Scan

Symmetry pattern

Symmetry pattern

Muscle Balance is extremely important because the vertebrae in the spine depend on the muscles to move properly. If one or more vertebrae are out of their normal position, it disturbs nerve function. This disturbance creates muscle imbalance caused by an abnormal amount of electrical current in the muscles on either side of the spine. As a result of this disturbance, the muscles can become weaker or stronger, tighter or fatigued. The abnormal muscle pattern on the scan reveals an increased amount of tension/pull on one side compared to the other (similar to a Tug-of-War).

Temperature Differences — Thermal Scan

Initial Scan

Initial Scan

Re-Exam Scan

Re-Exam Scan

If your body temperature is 98.6 degrees, then the left and right sides of your spine should also be the same temperature. Your skin is the largest organ of the body and the blood vessels under the skin work as the body’s thermostat. (They expand to release heat and contract to retain heat controlling the body’s temperature.)

When the communication between the Nervous System and the blood vessels is disturbed, it causes the body’s thermostat to malfunction producing an imbalanced temperature reading along the spine. These blood vessels are controlled by the same part of the Central Nervous System that runs your organs and glands, known as the autonomic
nervous system. This thermal scan provides us with information to this
part of the nervous system for proper function.

Range Of Motion Analysis

When the range of motion of your joints are restricted, your ability to move is limited and causes stress on the parts involved. Since motion is required in the nourishment of joints, this lack of motion begins the process of degeneration otherwise known as arthritis. If left uncorrected, over time this will affect the areas above and below. This process is similar to your vehicle’s front end — when out of alignment, it limits proper movement of the tires, causing uneven wear and tear on certain areas.

To summarize, your body can be malfunctioning for months, even years, before you experience any symptoms. Since symptoms are always the last to show and first to go, it is important to monitor the function of your Nervous System which is why Family Chiropractic utilizes the Subluxation Station. This technology provides vital information for Dr. Rob, who as a Chiropractor is the only health care specialist trained and licensed in the detection and correction of subluxations.

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