Computed Infrared Thermography
Computed infrared thermography is a medical technology that is FDA approved as a neurodiagnostic procedure used to detect interference in the nervous system. This is a safe, painless, and reliable diagnostic test that measures the infrared heat emitted from the body’s surface without the use of radiation. Thermography has been used for thousands of years to diagnose the sick. In modern times, new medical breakthroughs have allowed us to further understand the link between thermal imbalances and nervous system dysfunction. Problems with the spine caused by an Upper Cervical Subluxation will affect the information going through the nerve roots as they exit the spine. The temperature of the skin along each dermatome is directly related to the information coming through the nerve root that supplies it.
It is important to understand that results do not come from the adjustments themselves, but rather from the patient achieving a healthy and fully functioning nervous system.
At Virginia Hill Chiropractic, we use thermography to indicate if there is an interference present in the patient's nervous system, which then determines the need for an adjustment. In order to objectively monitor the course of patient care, thermography is also used post-adjustment to be sure that the proper adjustment has been made and that nervous system interference has been reduced or eliminated.