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Surface EMG for Waterford

What is sEMG?

sEMG stands for Surface Electromyography. A sEMG is a device which measures the amount of electrical activity your muscles release when they are contracting, more commonly known as muscle tension. It is similar in function to an EKG which measures heart muscle activity.

Vertebral Subluxations reduce your body’s ability to maintain optimal health. When Vertebral Subluxations are present,
the nervous system is negatively affected resulting in increases or decreases in muscle activity. The sEMG shows the muscular component of the Vertebral Subluxation Complex. sEMG and Thermography data help Dr. Miller determine the type of care best suited to your needs.

What is thermography?

The difference in blood flow creates differences in temperature as displayed by colored bars. The further the bar extends,
the greater the injury, spinal dysfunction or subluxation.

Is it painful?

Not at all. It is totally non-invasive and does not cause pain or irritation. This makes it totally safe for infants, children, pregnant women or seniors. It simply requires the placement of small probes against the skin, with the test taking less than a few minutes.

Why is muscle activity important?

Muscles have a tendency to “brace” in response to spinal misalignments known as Vertebral Subluxations. These Subluxations create nerve interference which affect muscles, blood vessels and internal organs.

What do the results mean?

Colors indicate levels of tension: average are green, pink are moderately high, and red are high levels of tension. A Yellow reading would indicate abnormally low, or fatigued muscles.


sEMG and Thermography data help your Doctor of Chiropractic determine the type of care best suited to your needs.

Your chiropractic progress will be evaluated with follow up testing at Waterford’s “Top” Chiropractor.

Call our office today to schedule an appointment. (248) 674-7300