The Insight Subluxation Station
Our State-of-the art technology will objectively help us:
- Detect Areas of Nerve Disturbance
- Document and Monitor Your Results and Changes
- Deliver the Appropriate Network Spinal Analysis and Chiropractic Care
We utilize some of the most advanced technology available to measure the function of the nervous system; it’s called the Insight Subluxation Station. This technology helps us to thoroughly evaluate the nervous system and gives a ‘snap shot’ computerized image of how much stress the nervous system is under. So regardless of how you are feeling, it can objectively detect any hidden patterns of accumulated stress and its effects on your body. To better serve you, the Insight will not only help us in our initial evaluation, but will also be used to help assess your progress in care.
Why is COREscore™ Important to your Health?
We live our entire lives through our nervous system. Every movement, sensation, emotion and organ function is under the guidance of the nerves. With COREscore™, we can now accurately report on the efficiency of your central nervous system. Ignoring the warning signs of chronic tension puts your health at risk.
The COREscore™ is made up of three most important spinal-neural tests: Pulse Wave Profiler, Surface EMG, and Thermal Scan, which tells us how stress is impacting your overall well-being. It precisely detects where and how deeply the problem is changing your spine and your health.
Chronic Stress and body tension damages everyone’s health. Based on your individual COREscore™, your chiropractor will help develop a highly personalized care plan with a goal of moving towards a score of 100 – near perfect spinal nerve function!
Here’s What Your COREscore™ Tell Us
Heart Rate Variability
The Pulse Wave Profiler helps the doctor to determine your overall ability to adapt to the environment. It does this by looking at the timing of your pulse, and determining the balance and tension within your nervous system. This exam is known as Heart Rate Variability. Stressful lifestyle habits including poor dietary choices, limited exercise and constant emotional aggravation can cause the body to be caught in the “fight-fight” response. This can lead to exhaustion and a draining of a person’s reserves. A score within the green box on the graph is associated with better adaptability and relates to a healthy lifestyle. Low Heart Rate Variability is associated with accelerated aging and poor heart health. Published research has shown that chiropractic adjustments have a beneficial effect on Heart Rate Variability.
Muscle Tone and Balance
The Surface EMG exam evaluates the function of the muscles that support and move your spine. These muscles are controlled by the nerves running within it. This test measures how much energy is needed to maintain your posture and how it is distributed throughout the muscles. If too much energy is used when a spine is out of balance, this test score will be lower than normal. Over time, daily stress can continue to overwork these muscles, causing them to lose their support and mobility. This will also lower the score. Muscle fatigue and poor energy distribution are signs of a person’s entire health being under stress. By precisely measuring muscle activity, your progress can be followed as your spine releases tension and you regain more control.
Organ and Gland Control
The Thermal Scan is used to assess the part of your nervous system that helps control your organs, glands, and blood vessels. The automatic nervous system works alongside the spinal nerves to regulate your immunity while managing your internal organ functions. The instrument does this by precisely measuring differences in temperature along the spine. Temperature us an accurate indicator as to where stress is building up and how deeply it affects bodily functions. Each organ system relies on clear and balanced nerve signals to work efficiently. Nerve interference that is detected by this sensor is available in understanding and planning health and wellness strategies.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Do the Insight scans hurt?
Absolutely not. The tests do not utilize any needles, electrical shock, heat or radiation whatsoever. They are simply receiving important information from your Central Nervous System.
2. Why does Dr. Jackie St.Cyr administer these tests?
Our purpose for administering these tests is to detect and pinpoint abnormal function in the spine, your neurological core, which cannot be seen on X-ray. Abnormal spinal function causes abnormal Nervous System disturbance.
3. Why is it important to monitor the results?
Dr. Jackie wants the best results possible for her practice members. She can easily monitor your changes through periodic progress exams. It has been proven that a very slight amount of pressure (only the weight of a dime!)* can disturb the communication of the Nervous System whether or not symptoms are present. Monitoring the function of your Nervous System is vital to improving your health and well-being.
*Sharpless, SK: Susceptibility of Spinal Roots to Compression Block. NINCDS Monograph 15, DHEW publication (NIH) 76-998, 1975, pages 155-161.
4. How will this test benefit me?
For years, a major concern of the public has been, “Why do I have to keep coming back when I’m pain-free?” or “How do I know if I’m getting the proper amount of care?” Now you are able to actually see the changes, and it will be easier to understand the amount and type of care you are receiving. Because of this technology, Dr. Jackie can provide a “tailor-made” program to meet your specific health needs.
Motor Nerves (control muscles)
Surface Electromyography (SEMG Scan)
White bars = Normal
Red bars = Severe
Blue bars = Moderate
Green bars = Mild
**Colors indicate abnormal function
Disturbance to the function of the nerves can cause an abnormal amount of electrical current flowing to your muscles (indicated by colors and/or abnormal patterns)
Muscle Balance (Symmetry)
Muscle Balance is extremely important because the vertebrae in the spine depend on the muscles to move properly. The abnormal muscle pattern on this scan reveals an increased amount of tension/pull on one side compared to the other (similar to a Tug-of-War).
The Insight Subluxation Station is one of the most advanced technologies to assess and monitor your Nervous System. Innate Chiropractic Healing Arts Center proudly utilizes the Insight system to better serve you. For an appointment call (713) 521-2104.