Infrared Thermography Scans
Sometimes when a patient describes pain, he or she can only point to a general area of discomfort. Thermal imaging can actually pinpoint the spot in the spine that is causing pain, allowing Dr. Darding to develop a treatment plan for the actual source of the problem.
Using an infrared thermography scan, the doctor can detect infrared heat that’s being emitted from the patient’s body. Dr. D views results of thermal imaging on her computer, and can see areas that indicate inflammation or nerve irritation based on color readings
Thermography scans are beneficial not only to detect the pain source, but also to monitor how well the patient is reacting to treatment. Dr. D compares thermal images taken before and after a series of treatments, then either makes changes to her care plan accordingly.
Surface Electromyograms (sEMG)
Your body’s electric current pattern is critical in how your body functions. When electrical activity in the paraspinal muscles are altered, it can shed light on muscular changes linked to vertebral subluxations. If the muscles on either side of your spine are not balanced, the body is forced to compensate. Dr. Darding can monitor the imbalance of muscles using Surface Electroyography, or sEMG, technology.
Surface Electromyography in chiropractic care is used to establish a baseline for paraspinal electrical activity. An sEMG scan allows the doctor to identify patterns of abnormal stress in motor nerves that create poor posture, tension and misalignment in the musculoskeletal system. She can measure and map areas of muscular imbalance and monitor their changes through the course of her treatment.