At Vitality Chiropractic Center, we utilize state-of-the-art, non-invasive technology for assessment of neurological function that has been awarded certification by the Space Foundation, co-founded by NASA.

Because only 10% of your nervous system is devoted to signaling pain, we rely on Thermography, sEMG and Heart Rate Variability (HRV) technology to determine how the other 90% is functioning. This allows us to have an objective measurable baseline to track improvement as you progress through care.

Our INSiGHT Technologies detect and report the impact of lifestyle stress combined with real-time reactions occurring within the spinal nerves. Subluxation patterns can be analyzed instantly and communicated effortlessly using our scanning reports.

Here is a more in-depth explanation of the technology…

NeuroTHERMAL (Thermography): Measures Spinal Nerve Control of Organs and Glands

From the early days of the 20th century chiropractors have used thermal instrumentation to identify the relationship of regional autonomic disruption associated with spinal subluxations. The NeuroTHERMAL™ uses infrared, thermopile technology. It is extremely accurate and is used in research and industrial application worldwide.

Sympathetic motor fibers release adrenaline-like substances to affect vasoconstriction and vasodilation in response to overt stress. If the stressors should be come persistent, as in a subluxation, this switching mechanism is altered and the blood flow is affected. This can and does happen unilaterally at all levels of the spinal nerves when reacting to persistent stress. Because blood flow is associated with temperature shifts, an asymmetrical reading along the spine correlates to dysautonomia. Uematsu et. al., from John Hopkins wrote the gold standard paper on dysautonomia and thermal asymmetries. The research confirms the end organ association between paraspinal thermal variances.

Asymmetrical thermal control in the paraspinal region is a remarkable window into the regulation of end organs, blood vessels and glands. The sympathetic motor system can be viewed as it regulates vasoconstriction and vasodilation. A shift in sympathetic balance alters the thermal regulation, which can help the patient understand the connection between spinal care and whole-body health care.

 NeuroCORE (sEMG): Measures Muscle Tone and Balance

The neuroCORE (sEMG) measures the minuscule amounts of electrical activity in muscles. The motor division of the CNS generates this electrical activity. A motor neuron, ultimately connected to the pre-central gyrus of the cerebral cortex, propagates, and distributes a signal to activate a neuro-muscular (NM) response. The more active muscle is the more electrical activity can be measured within it. Muscle tone is related to the amplitude and the symmetry of the signal. It is widely understood that a change is muscle tone is associated with the subluxation process. Excessive and diminished activity along with asymmetrical distribution can be examined and compared with the Insight Analysis System.

When we are interpreting the values of the sEMG scan, we are looking at energy expenditure and exhaustion. It can be used to identify regional muscle activity but it is far more practical to use it to identify the exhaustive nature of being subluxated. The term dysponesis is used to describe this inefficient energy usage. Motor neural measurements are an essential component in vertebral subluxation analysis.

NeuroPULSE (Heart Rate Variability or HRV): Measures Heart Rate Variability

Simply put, HRV measures the amount of reserve that a person must deal with the stressors in their lives. The balance between the divisions of the autonomic nervous system (ANS): the Sympathetic (S) and Parasympathetic (PS) must be maintained within a reasonable range or a fatiguing of the neurological response will occur. This imbalance and loss of neural acuity can be associated with morbid health states such as cardiovascular disease, immune insufficiencies, and a variety of psychological disorders. Most importantly, it has been found that chiropractic adjustments designed to reduce subluxation, help restore the balance within the ANS.

HRV is the gold standard for determining adaptability. When interpreted by a chiropractor, the level of adaptability relates to the amount of vital reserve a patient can rely upon to stay well and maximize their potential. Reorganizational healing is at its greatest when there is maximal HRV indicating maximal coherence in complex systems.

In conclusion, the chiropractic message has always been centered on the principle of “arousing our Innate Intelligence.” The body/mind is a remarkably intelligent system that can recognize its environmental needs and adapt instantly IF there is an efficient nervous system in play. Its repair and regulation features are always directed towards adapting and working efficiently. Wellness goes far beyond this simple adaptability and is organized around creativity. The human experience is reflected by the tone of the entire nervous system. Every thought, action or feeling acts through the interface of the central nervous system as it responds and reacts to the demands of the moment. Using our technology is the ideal approach, allowing us to create a care plan that is responsible and allows goal setting and tracking of results.