sEMG with Computerized Spinal Ranges of Motion Examination
In the evidence-based model, objective data is crucial in evaluating patient’s in both determining proper treatment and in evaluating both progress and effectiveness of chosen treatment methodology. One method of evaluating the cervical spine for whiplash is the use of simultaneous measurement of range of motion and muscle guarding, as recommended by John Gerhardt, MD, author of the AMA Publication “A Practical Guide to Range of Motion Assessment”. As Gerhardt stated in his written evaluation of this technology, known as DynaROM, by combining muscle guarding measurement we effectively increase sensitivity and specificity of range of motion measures. The process is simple: With electrodes attached, using EKG technology, we simply perform a standard range of motion assessment but with the simultaneous measurement of muscle guarding. Muscle guarding is the body’s natural defense mechanism to pain and spinal dysfunction, and clinically provides a wealth of information one cannot achieve through the typical subjective measures, including range of motion.
sMEG in the news
Chiropractic care and sEMG; a new drug-free opioid treatment program.
By: Alex Ambroz and Vern Saboe, Jr. July 10, 2019
MODERN MEDICINE HAS MADE GREAT STRIDES in the treatment of trauma, heart disease and cancer. In the modern battlefield, the soldier who lives one minute after an IED explosion will today most likely survive. Between 1984-2014, there was a 50% decline in heart disease mortality. New medications have reduced many forms of cancer to a chronic disease.