By: Wendy Ray
When you have pain in your back or neck you can feel where it's coming from, but you can't actually see it, until now! A Heartland chiropractor uses a machine that reads your body and lets you see your pain. It's called subluxation technology. It's a quick, safe, and painless test that pinpoints pain and lets your doctor get rid of it.
A thermo scan reads the temperature in your back. Red shows a severe problem, blue is moderate, green is mild. Reading your temperature can show if there are problems with certain nerves. The surface EMG measures muscle tension, and shows what muscles are working when they shouldn't. "It allows me to have a preliminary window into your spinal health and see if we need to continue on with an exam or x-rays," Dr. Waltemate says.
Janet Besand's scans showed she had a problem. She says, "I have too much arch in my back, and my neck is curved forward and I have tight muscles." Besand says her back and neck pain are better now, and seeing her pain made her feel better. "You know it's not like I'm just imaging it or it's bad as I thought it was. It's hard to describe how bad it actually hurts because everyone has different levels of pain."
Dr. Waltemate does the first screening for free, so people can see how much pain they're having and decide whether or not they want to go to a chiropractor.