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sEMG and Thermography


What does sEMG stand for?
sEMG stands for Surface Electromyography.  sEMG is a device which measures the amount of electrical activity your muscles release when they are contacting more commonly known as muscle tension.  It is similar in function to an EKG which measures heart muscle activity.  


Is it Painful?
Not at all.  It is totally non-invasive and does not cause pain or irritation.  This makes it completely safe for infants, children, pregnant women or seniors.  It simply requires the placement of small probes against the skin.  The test takes less than a few minutes.  


Why is Muscle Activity Important?

Muscles have a tendency to "brace" in response to spinal misalignment known as subluxations.  These subluxations create nerve interference which effects muscles, blood vessels and internal organs.  

Why Am I Being Tested?
Studies in prestigious Chiropractic and Medical journals have shown the surface EMG (sEMG) to be very helpful in determining if your body is “tensing” in an abnormal manner.  This can help verify the severity of your condition and help track your Chiropractic progress.

How Does This Relate To Chiropractic?
Subluxations reduce your body’s ability to maintain optimal health.  When subluxations are present, the nervous system is negatively affected resulting in increases or decreases in muscle activity.  The sEMG shows muscular component of the subluxations.  It is the Doctor's job is to detect and correct these subluxations by a simple and effective procedure called an “adjustment”.

What Does the Torso Graph Mean?
Readings in green are considered normal, brown is borderline, and red is abnormal.  Readings correlate with the presence of subluxations, which New Beginnings will correct through adjustments to your spine. 

What is Thermography?
Nerve interference caused by subluxations can create imbalance in blood flow between left and right sides of the spine.  This difference in blood flow creates differences in temperature.  The further the bars extend on your screening, the greater the temperature difference. 

Why Do Chiropractors Use Computerized Spinal Examination?
At New Beginnings Chiropractic, we are committed to using the highest quality research and clinical grade medical instrumentation available for the purpose of detecting and correcting the subluxation.  Computerized Spinal Examination, specifically Surface Electromyography (sEMG) is used to evaluate the relative levels of electrical activity associated with subluxations.  By interfering with the communication between the brain and the rest of the body, a subluxation produces improper electrical impulses which can lead to poor health.  This altered or abnormal (pathophysiologic) state is then recorded and displayed by Computerized sEMG.  sEMG scanning provides qualitative and quantitative data to assist New Beginnings in determining which areas and levels of the nervous system are being adversely affected by subluxations. 

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