What kind of examination do we do at Lundquist & Patterson Chiropractic? Our main examination process is to search for subluxations that cause nervous system disturbances. Subluxations represent a serious interference to your nervous system that prevents normal function and healing. To do this we use a combination of time proven procedures and modern technology.
The modern technology we use is called the Insight Millennium. This computerized state-of-the-art technology is designed to help us better understand your unique problems and monitor your results.
This examination technology is really three examinations in one. The Insight Millennium checks your spine and nervous system for heat variations, surface electrical current and digital range of motion.
All new patients automatically receive this examination process as part of their initial examination. At some point, all of our patients have these procedures done as part of their re-examination process. Below is an explanation of each part of this examination and the significance of these procedures in monitoring and correcting your subluxations.
The first part of the Insight Millennium examination consists of a Thermal (heat reading) examination. This procedure checks for heat differences on either side of your spine. The nervous system is the primary controller of circulation, therefore any heat differences indicate how your nervous system is regulating circulation. Since the nervous system plays a major part in changing circulation, monitoring heat along the spine is a good means of measuring progress made toward correcting subluxations with chiropractic care.
The second component of the examination process is Surface Electromyography, or SEMG. The SEMG measures the amount of electrical current in the muscles and compares the balance and symmetry of this electical activity. This monitors how well the motor nerves are working. Subluxations interfere with motor nerves and therefore effect the readings of the SEMG. By performing regular SEMG examinations and comparing the results, you can tell how well your chiropractic care is correcting the nervous system interference from subluxations.
The third part of the examination is the spinal range of motion evaluation. This measures and compares your range of motion in the different parts of your spine to normal ranges. Spinal ranges of motion also can indicate the need for and progress from chiropractic care.