Chiropractic Neurological Assessment Technology
Insight Millennium Subluxation Station
At Abundant Life Chiropractic, Dr. Kragt uses state-of-the-art technology in assessing each practice member to get an exact location of the cause of their health conditions. The Space Foundation certified Insight Millennium Technology establishes a reliable, scientifically valid, quantitative, multidimensional, representation of the person’s condition – something never before possible! This is significant on many levels. It enables Dr. Kragt to analyze a person’s condition more accurately, communicate findings more effectively– while allowing both Dr. Kragt and the practice member to track the effectiveness of their care at Abundant Life Chiropractic.
The Science Behind Thermography
The Thermal technology assesses autonomic nervous system function by measuring skin temperature differentials and has been in clinical use for over a century. The first thermal patent for healthcare use was applied for in 1924, by Dossa Evins. Later that year, B.J. Palmer started utilizing thermal technology to measure patients’ response to care. Thermography has long been acknowledged in the scientific community as being an accurate and reproducible technology. In fact, there are over 5000 references to thermography on Medline. The normative study used by the Insight is based on published scientific research done at Johns Hopkins University in 1988, in which a group of neurosurgeons used thermal scanning technology to determine temperature asymmetry protocols and their relationship to sympathetic dysfunction. In the abstract from the article, it states “Thermal values can be used as a standard in assessment of sympathetic nerve function, and the degree of asymmetry is a quantifiable indicator of dysfunction.”
The Science Behind Surface Electromyography (sEMG)
The Insight sEMG technology is similar to the technology used in EKG/heart rate measurement machines. One primary difference is that the sensors are 1,000 times more sensitive, since the paraspinal muscles generate less action potential (electrical activity) than the heart muscle. One of the most exciting technologies in contemporary chiropractic practice, sEMG measures baseline status and changes in the electrical activity of paraspinal muscles in order to quantify the muscular changes associated with vertebral subluxations. This makes it a powerful tool for tracking outcome assessment results from chiropractic care.