Does Thermal Scan hurt?
Absolutely not. The scan does not utilize any needles, electrical shock, or heat whatsoever. It receives important information from your Central Nervous System by reading skin temperature.
Why does the chiropractor administer this test?
Our purpose for administrating this test is to detect and pinpoint abnormal function in the spine which cannot be seen on X-ray. Abnormal spinal function causes abnormal Nervous System disturbance thus causing abnormal skin temperature balance along the spine.
Why is it important to monitor the results?
Your chiropractor wants the best results for patients like yourself. He can easily monitor your changes through periodic progress exams. It has been proven that a very slight amount of pressure (the weight of a dime!) can disturb the communication of the Nervous System whether or not symptoms are present. How can the chiropractor measure the results after removing pressure? The advanced technology of the Insight Millennium Thermal Scan. This is vitally necessary to monitor how the spine is working. It is the key to improving your health and well-being.
How will this test benefit me?
For years, a major concern of the public has been, "Why do I have to keep coming back when I’m pain free?" or "How do I know if I’m getting the proper amount of adjustments?" Now you are able to actually see the changes, and it will be easier to understand the amount and type of care you are receiving. Because of this technology, your chiropractor can provide a "tailor-made" program to meet your specific health needs.
How does it work?
If your body temperature is 98.6 degrees, then the left and right sides of your spine should also be the same temperature. Your skin is the largest organ of the body and the blood vessels under the skin work as the body’s thermostat. (They expand to release heat and contract to retain heat controlling the body’s temperature.) When the communication between the Nervous System and the blood vessels is disturbed, it causes the body’s thermostat to malfunction producing imbalanced temperature reading along the spine. These blood vessels are controlled by the same part of Central Nervous System that runs your organs and glands, known as the Autonomic System. This thermal scan provides us with information to monitor the Autonomic System for proper function.
Dr. MacAdam and his professional healthcare team at Ladera Family & Sports Chiropractic take their commitment to your health seriously. Should you have an emergency, please don't hesitate to contact us via email by clicking here or contacting us by phone at 949.276.4700.