Nerve Function Scan
Insight Millennium Subluxation Station
At Oak Springs Chiropractic: A Creating Wellness Center, we utilize an advanced chiropractic technology called the Insight Millennium. Use of this instrument is part of the objective analysis of the spine and nerve system. This instrument delivers a computerized image of the stress, tension and interference patterns (“stains”) on the nerve system. We primarily utilize two scans in order to receive an objective picture of your nerve system:
Surface Electromyography (sEMG) Scan
This scan measures the amount of current in the muscles along your spine. Vertebral subluxations disturb the function of the nerve system causing an abnormal amount of electrical current flowing to your muscles.
The Symmetry scan identifies muscle imbalance caused by an abnormal amount of electrical current in the muscles on either side of the spine. The abnormal muscle pattern on the scan revels an increased amount of tension on one side compared to the other side.
Your muscles are controlled by nerves. The sEMG measures how well the motor nerves are working by reading the amount of current found in the muscles. Vertebral Subluxation (nerve interference) disturbs the function of the nerve causing an abnormal amount of electrical current flowing to your muscles (indicated by colors and/or abnormal patterns.)
Symmetric Muscle Balance is extremely important because the vertebrae in the spine depend on the muscles to move properly. Vertebral Subluxation create muscle imbalance that may pull one or more vertebrae are out of their normal position and alter range of motion, further disturbing nerve function. This disturbance leads to greater 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).
When the range of motion is restricted, your ability to move is limited and causes stress on the parts involved — this begins a decaying process. This process not only affects the problem areas, but left uncorrected will negatively affect the areas above and below it (i.e. domino effect). 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.
Thermography (Thermal 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 system. This thermal scan provides us with information to monitor the autonomic system for proper function.
This new tool will look at every nook and cranny of the nervous system and will give a “snap shot” of the stress that is being experienced. So regardless of how good you feel, it can detect any hidden patterns of accumulated stress in your body. To better serve you, this Insight Millennium will help us detect nerve disturbance, document and monitor your progress, and give recommendations to the appropriate chiropractic care individual for you. 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 Oak Springs Chiropractic: A Creating Wellness Center utilizes the Insight Millennium.
This technology provides vital information for Dr.’s Smetana and Salonek, who are the only health care specialists trained and licensed in the detection and correction of vertebral subluxations. As a result of this experience, the highest level of health possible may be within your reach.