At Precision Chiropractic & Massage Center, we utilize state of the art technology to advance your care. Many individuals do not realize that chiropractors use different approaches to analyze your spine and nervous system.
During an initial examination in our office, we complete a thorough assessment of your entire body, with a focus on your spine and nervous system. Our examination includes assessments of muscle strength, gait analysis, functional movement analysis, range of motion assessment, and weight bearing analysis. These are just a few of the areas that we focus on during an initial assessment. Additionally, we complete a series of orthopedic tests to gain clinical information about your spine.
We also complete diagnostic tests using state of the art computer equipment. Each patient receives a paraspinal thermography assessment and a surface electromyography measurement (sEMG). You may be thinking “That is a lot of technical jargon. What exactly does that mean, and how does it affect me?”
Let’s start by discussing the paraspinal thermography assessment. Thermography is a tool that is used by health care practitioners to determine areas on the skin that have a difference in temperature from side to side. This is very important when we are treating the spine. Areas of the nervous system that are either irritated or inflamed will reflect with changes in your skin temperature. By identifying the areas in which temperature is different from side to side, we are able to target the regions of your spine and nervous system that may be irritated.
Secondly, an sEMG is completed to measure muscle tension. This diagnostic tool is used to measure muscle tension from side to side and from the top and bottom of your spine. This is extremely important for the work that we complete in our office. Our goal is to create balance in the structure of your spine and the associated muscles. When people have muscles that are stronger on one side than the other (known as muscular imbalance), they often experience misalignment in their spine and variety of secondary issues, such as pain, stiffness, tension and changes in sensation.
After your initial exam, I sit down with each client and review the tests that we completed, what they mean, and how they affect their condition. These tests also act as a baseline for care. We can repeat the tests after a series of treatments to determine how chiropractic care has made an objective, measurable change in their body.
I believe objective, clinical data is absolutely necessary in any health care practice. We utilize this information to provide the very best chiropractic and massage therapy care to our clients. If your current chiropractor, body worker, or general practitioner is not using objective tools to measure you progress, you may want to ask them why that is the case.
If you would like to discuss your condition and how we use technology in to determine the root cause of our patient’s issues, do not hesitate to contact our office for a complimentary consultation.
*For informational purposes only