I'm extremely excited to announce that by September there will be some new technology in the office! The technology consists of 3 different tools testing your heart rate variability, muscle tone, and heat patterns side to side. Once we have all three scores then the technology will give us an overall score on how well your body is handling stress! Yep, I said stress and I know it's been high lately. My favorite part of this technology is that it will give me a bigger picture of how your nervous system is working WITHOUT radiation!
Here's a deeper dive into the three types of technology:
HRV (Heart Rate Variability): This is one of the gold standards of tests to see how well your body adapts to stress by looking at the rhythm and rates of your heart beat. The stress can be physical, emotional, or chemical. When we have more stress on our body then it is harder to adapt and adjust to the stress. This test looks at how well you balance between the sympathetic (gas pedal) to the parasympathetic (gas pedal) sides of the nervous system. My favorite part of HRV is that it also has an ear clip so that it can be used on infants and toddlers!
NeuroCore: This test looks at the muscle tone from side to side and the muscle tone moving up the spine. Added stress on the nervous system can be seen through muscle asymmetry. This test will be used for those who are 3 and older.
Thermal: The thermal graph looks at the balance of temperature within the spine. Through normal physiology, when there is stress in a specific area of the body it will show up warmer. Although when we see chronic stress in someone the area normally shows up cooler than the other side. This technology is one of the first types of technology that chiropractors have been using and can be used on all ages!
Once all three tests are complete the software provides a Core Score. This means that it will rate overall how your body is functioning!
This technology will be used for all new patient exams. For those who are current patients, we can chat and find time to run through the scan at your next appointment. The scan will roughly take 10 - 15 minutes.