Understanding your MyoVision Exam
What is the ScanVision Scanning sEMG Exam?
The ScanVision utilizes technology similar to the EKG. Instead of measuring heart muscle patterns, we measure the muscular compensation about the spine. The ScanVision Scanning sEMG exam is an electronic form of palpation, providing an objective means of quantifying an important measure of spinal health.
The exam takes only a couple of minutes.
Is it painful?
Not at all. It is non-invasive and does not cause pain or irritation. This makes it safe for children, pregnant women and seniors. It simply requires the placement of small electrodes against the skin.
Why is muscle activity important?
Muscles compensate for pain and/or spinal subluxation by tensing up to brace and guard. The MyoVision objectively documents this pattern of muscular guarding, establishing need for care and tracking progress over time.
What do the results mean?
Colors indicate level of tension, with green, pink, red and yellow corresponding with average, moderately high, high and very low readings respectively. Percent difference displayed is the difference between left and right sides at the level measured, with arrows pointing the direction of imbalance. Both very high (red) and very low (yellow) readings are significant. High readings (red) are typically seen in the acute phase of spinal subluxation or injury, while very low readings (yellow) are commonly seen when muscles are in a chronic state of fatigue.
How does this relate to your health?
Just as a blood pressure cuff is used to track your cardiovascular health, the MyoVision is used to track your spinal health. The data helps determine the proper course of care and track your progress over time.