Surface ElectroMyoGram Scan (SEMG)

Our Insight device is an amazing diagnostic tool that accurately and graphically charts imbalances in your spinal column, muscles, and Autonomic Nervous System. It reads the amount of electric current in your spinal muscles to determine how well your autonomic and motor nerves are functioning. This is the same technology that is used in NASA's space program and for olympic athletes.

Muscle balance (symmetry) is extremely important because vertebrae in the spine depend on the muscles to move properly. Subluxations (fixated misalignments in the spine or other joints) disturb nerve function and cause an abnormal amount of electrical current to flow to your muscles. Abnormal electrical currents on either side of the spine cause muscle imbalance to occur. As a result, the muscles can become weaker or stronger, tighter or fatigued.

The Surface EMG scan detects abnormal muscle patterns, revealing an increased amount of tension/pull on one side of the spine compared to the other.

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sEMG scans
Normal Scan

A clear example of scan with the pear-shape pattern.

sEMG – Amplitude Scan

The patient's sEMG scan is compared to normal. We are viewing the amplitude (amount of tension) of paraspinal muscle activity, along with hyper- or hypo-tonicity as it compares to a normal population. Green bars indicate one standard deviation over normal, or mild elevation. Blue bars indicate moderate elevation and Red bars indicate severe elevation. Yellow indicates one standard deviation below normal.

sEMG – Asymmetry Scan

This scan of a patient's muscle asymmetry depicts the amount of muscle pull from one side to another. Normal is marked by white spikes or no spikes at all. The same colors are used here – green, blue and red for mild, moderate and severe levels of muscle asymmetry respectively.