If your visit is to have your spine checked, then you will be taken into our examination room where we will;
The scans we perform at SHIELD CLINIC tell us how well your nervous system is functioning and how it is affecting your health. Your nervous system consists of your brain, which controls everything your body does, and 32 pairs of nerves which carry signals to and from your brain to every muscle and organ in your body. The nerves run from the base of your brain down your spine, exiting out to the body via holes in the joints of your spine. Your brain monitors how your body is working by sending and receiving signals via your nerves to and from your organs and muscles. If moving spinal joints interfere with the nerves, as they exit the spine, the signals the nerves carry can be distorted. And if your nerves are conveying incorrect information to your brain then it cannot regulate your bodily functions correctly and you suffer the consequences. The scans we perform are known as Surface EMG scans. The letters EMG represent Electro Myo Graphy, which refers to the measurement of electrical activity of muscles. As muscles have to be stimulated by nerves in order to work, the level of muscle serves as a good indicator of nerve activity. An EMG scan monitors interference with the nervous system by evaluating the level of muscle activity surrounding the spine. An EMG functions in a similar way to ECG (Electro Cardio Graphy) which measures electrical activity of the heart muscle and to EEG which measures electrical activity of the brain. The colours and pattern of the bars on your EMG scan show the levels of your muscle activity and therefore the level of nerve interference. Green indicates mild interference, blue indicates moderate interference, red shows severe interference, black is so serious that it exceeds the scale and yellow indicates under activity and means that the nerves in that area are working at a very reduced level. In addition to the amount of activity, the symmetry of one-side compared to the other is also important as variation from one side to the other also indicates nerve interference. The final scan we perform shows range of movements. How well you are able to turn your head, bend your leg etc, tells us the strength of nerve signals to and from your muscles and joints.
Your report will simply go over
This obviously depends n the type of treatment. I will try and briefly cover the basics of what you may go through
As with any treatment there can be side effects, this isn't a bad sign usually as it just shows the tissues have been worked. Below is some of the normal reactions we see after the treatments.
"I would strongly recommend this clinic . After years of restricted neck movement following an injury , I have regained full movement . Something I never thought would happen " Kathryn Lawrence, Dentist, Newastle.
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If you have any of the problems we can deal with then we want to help you. If you fill out the form one of our lovely ladies will get in contact with you to schedule your initial assessment where we will give you;
Full Spinal SEMg Scan
Full set of physical tests
Bespoke report given in layman terms (not the medical mumbo jumbo)
First Treatment if appropriate
When you do get the call my team will be on hand to answer any questions you have and take care you from the off. We all look forward to seeing you here at Shield Clinic.
John Ryle. BSc Hons, MSST.
** Disclaimer: We have made every effort to be truthful and accurately represent what we do at Shield Clinic. However, there is no guarantee of results. Your level of improvement is based on several factors,some of which are controlled by us and others are controlled by you. Results will obviously vary between patients.