Surface EMG measures the electrical impulses generated when a muscle contracts. It functions in the same manner as an ECG for your heart but is even more sensitive. It was originally developed for NASA and was designed to measure changes in the spinal muscles of astronauts.
When there is nerve interference present, muscles will fire to compensate for this, and create an abnormal pattern of muscle firing. This is seen as bars on a graph in the MyoVision software. The further the bars extended from the spine, the higher the muscle activity.
How Does it Help ?
This information provides instant biofeedback on the musculoskeletal condition of our patients. It also provides the patient with valuable information regarding muscle tension within their body. This measured data is an objective tool that provides both a qualitative and quantitative representation of how your muscular system is functioning.
What does it Involve ?
The scan is totally non-invasive and does not cause pain or irritation. It is completely 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 two minutes. The scan is used by many Chiropractors and is the latest, state of the art equipment for this type of spinal assessment.