Your examination will most likely include numerous orthopedic and neurological tests, range of motion measurements, vital signs, palpation (feeling the involved area with the doctor’s hands), postural evaluation, gait analysis, and a chiropractic exam of the spine. The doctor will make every effort to make you feel comfortable during this examination. It is not usually necessary to disrobe for our examinations.
Your examination will also include a computerized examination called the “Insight Millennium Subluxation Examination.” This examination involves several important components.
The first part of this examination process involves reading spinal heat differences from one level of the spine to another, as well as from one side of the spine to the other. Heat is a by product of circulation, which is controlled by the autonomic nervous system. From this we can see how subluxation may be affecting these functions of your nervous system.
In the second part of this examination the Insight Millennium Subluxation Examination scans the surface of your spinal area for surface electrical impulses, and measures them along your spine. This helps measure the affect of subluxation on the motor nerve system and the affect subluxations may be having on your muscles.
The importance of each of these tests will be explained to you at your Report of Findings. However, it is important to note that this examination helps us scientifically understand the subluxation processes going on in your spine. It also gives us a baseline for future tests so we can accurately measure your progress to see how your spine is correcting and your nervous system is functioning. Using the Insight Millennium Subluxation Examination is much more accurate than just depending on “how you feel” on any given day.