As part of the chiropractic exam patients receive objective testing such as the ScanVision spinal stress exam. This tool measures muscular compensation for subluxation or issues with the spine. The test simply requires the placement of small electorodes against the skin and is safe for children pregnant women and seniors. Patients are provided with a spinal stress score that can then be used to track their progress.
The goal of chiropractic is to improve quality of life without drugs or surgery. It is the method of restoring proper nerve function, reducing pain, and improving mobility throughout the body. This is achieved through safe and specific motion added back into the joints in the spine and other joints of the body. It works by providing support for the master system of the body, the nervous system. Simply put, your brain plays a role in every function of your body. Optimal communication in this bodily system is the secret to longevity and a pain free lifestyle.
Non-Invasive In Office Lab Testing:
Sophrosyne Chiropractic and Wellness offers the following non-invasive tests. Test samples are conveniently collected in 1 of 3 ways:
1. In office utilizing a small hair sample
2. In office utilizing a simple finger prick test
3. In home by using several saliva samples over a span of time in order to accurately assess the hormone status of an individual.
IgG (immunoglobulin G) testing is a useful guide for structuring elimination diets in many chronic conditions. Individuals with neurological, gastrointestinal, and movement disorders often suffer from IgG food allergies. These people may continue to eat offending foods unaware of their potential effects. This IgG food allergy is a delayed hypersensitivity reaction in which symptoms appear anywhere from hours to days after eating the offending food. The foods tested in the IgG Food Allergy Test w/ Candida can identify problem food so it can be eliminated from your diet. Elimination of IgG positive foods can improve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, autism, AD(H)D, cystic fibrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and epilepsy according to numerous clinical studies. For more information go to the Food Testing heading!
Salivary Comprehensive Hormone:
Saliva testing is the most convenient and least invasive manner to measure hormone status, as saliva measures the body's "free" hormone levels. Clinically, the free hormone is considered to be the active hormone available for use by tissue. Thus, it is far more relevant to test the amount of hormones delivered to the tissue receptors, as this is a reflection of the active hormone levels within the body. Some of the common imbalances identified through testing include estrogen dominance, estrogen deficiency, progesterone deficiency, androgen (male hormone) excess or deficiencies, adrenal dysfunction and adrenal fatigue.
Nutritional and Toxicity (Hair Test):
Hair element analysis is a valuable and inexpensive screen for physiological excess, deficiency or maldistribution of elements.Heavy metals toxicity caused by increasing levels of pollution and use of chemicals in industry is a growing threat to our health and development of our children. High levels of toxic metals deposited in body tissues and subsequently in the brain, may cause significant developmental and neurological damage. A Metals Hair Test is ideal for checking current exposure to toxic metals. Unlike blood, hair element levels are not regulated by homeostatic mechanisms. Thus, deviations in hair element levels often appear prior to overt symptoms and can thereby be a valuable preliminary tool for predicting the development of physiological abnormalities.
Nutrient elements including magnesium, chromium, zinc, copper and selenium are obligatory co-factors for hundreds of important enzymes and also are essential for the normal functions of vitamins. The levels of these elements in hair are correlated with levels in organs and other tissues.
Omega Fatty Acid:
Many studies have shown that people with lower (vs. higher) omega-3 index levels are at increased risk for a variety of diseases. These include heart disease, stroke, dementia, and depression to name a few. These people even have shorted life-spans than those with higher levels. Raising your omega-3 index and keeping it up should help reduce your risk these conditions. Omega-3 fatty acids are found primarily in fish, especially “oily” fish such as those near the top in the accompanying table. The two most important omega-3 fatty acids are EPA and DHA. It should be noted that omega-3 fatty acids from flaxseed oil (alpha-linolenic acid, or ALA) will have little to no effect on your Omega-3 Index. Therefore, ALA is not an effective substitute for EPA and DHA. To make sure your Omega-3 Index remains in the target range you should re-check it every six months.
The test includes:
Full 24 Fatty Acid Profile
Trans Fat Index
Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to increased risk for many common and serious diseases, including some common cancers, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and osteoporosis. Adults of all ages who have darker skin (increased skin melanin) or who always wear sun protection or limit their outdoor activities, such as homebound elderly persons, are prone to Vitamin D deficits.
Studies suggest that exposure to sunlight enhances the production of Vitamin D in the skin and prevents many chronic diseases. Seasonal depression is also linked with low levels of Vitamin D, especially during the winter months when sunlight exposure is at a minimum. Vitamin D can also come from supplementation and diet, but there are very few foods (fatty fish, fish liver oil, and eggs) that naturally contain Vitamin D. Several foods claim to be fortified with Vitamin D, but the synthetic form isn't as potent and doesn't last as long in the body. The Vitamin D Test can help to determine if sun exposure is adequate, if dietary Vitamin D is sufficient, and to assess the likelihood of malabsorption or liver disease.