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Surface EMG and Thermography Examination at
Covington Chiropractic Acupuncture & Weight Loss Center

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Common Questions Answered

What does sEMG stand for?

sEMG stands for Surface Electromyography. SEMG is a device that measures the amount of electrical activity your muscles release when they are contracting, more commonly known as muscle tension. It is similar in function to an EKG that 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 totally safe for infants, children, pregnant women or seniors. It simply requires the placement of small probes against the skin, with the test taking less than a few minutes.

Why is muscle activity important?

Muscles have a tendency to “brace” in response to spinal misalignments known as Vertebral Subluxations. These Subluxations create nerve interference which affects muscles, blood vessels and internal organs.

What do the results mean?

Colors indicate levels of tension: average are green, pink are moderately high, and red are high levels of tension. Yellow readings indicate abnormally low, or fatigued muscles. Arrows point in the direction of imbalance.

How does this relate to chiropractic?

Vertebral Subluxations reduce your body’s ability to maintain optimal health. When Vertebral Subluxations are present, the nervous system is negatively affected resulting in increases or decreases in muscle activity. The sEMG shows the muscular component of the Vertebral Subluxation Complex.

The Chiropractor’s job is to detect and correct these vertebral Subluxations by a simple and effective procedure called an “adjustment”.

How do chiropractic adjustments affect my sEMG?

The Chiropractic Adjustment has many positive benefits to your nervous system. In most cases, the sEMG normalizes and balances.

What is Thermography?

The difference in blood flow creates difference in temperature as displayed by color bars. Skin temperature should be relatively even form left to right sides. The further the bar extends, the greater the injury, spinal dysfunction or subluxation or an unhealthy state.

Why use sEMG and Thermography?

At a modern Chiropractic Office, your Doctor is committed to using the highest quality research and clinical grade instrumentation available for the purpose of detecting and correcting the Vertebral Subluxation. A Doctor of Chiropractic also knows the importance of gathering objective; scientific data to better understand how well your body’s nervous system is functioning. As Doctors of Chiropractic our greatest concerns are clearing you of subluxations for the purpose of maintaining optimal health.


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