Stress can have devastating effects on your health, your relationships, and even your performance at work.
Yet, the latest in medical research indicates that it is your response to stress that plays the critical role – not the stressors themselves.
Using the same technology utilized by world class athletes and astronauts, we can observe how your nervous system reacts to stressors, how it recovers, and what to do to help restore more balance. We can help your nervous system better handle the stress in your life – giving you much more control over stress and limiting its damaging effects.
Be sure to choose Neurologically Based Chiropractic
WHY NEUROLOGICALLY BASED CHIROPRACTIC?
Neurologically Based Chiropractic may seem, at first, to be an unusual branch of chiropractic care, when in fact it is the central focus of what we do. Neurologically Based Chiropractic care focuses, first, on the nervous system and how it adapts to the stressors we experience on a day to day basis.
The consequence of this adaptation is generally what drives the person to seek help. However, focusing on the consequence of your problem may well help you feel better and maybe even perform better for the short term, but it still leaves you with your problem – poor adaptation!
Chiropractic adjustments are a mainstay for Neurologically Based Chiropractic as they help unload tension that has built up in the nervous system. There are of course physical and mechanical benefits associated with the chiropractic adjustment also.
However, by working to reduce neurological tension while helping the individual re-train their unique nerve system’s functional state, many individuals experience gains they had not expected or anticipated with care.
WHAT IS THE NEUROINFINITI STRESS RESPONSE EVALUATION?
The NeuroInfiniti Stress Response Evaluation is an effective and accurate method of measuring your physiological stress response. It is a 12 minute computerized test, which is a totally non-invasive exam using an instrument found in research facilities around the world. Sensors are attached to your skin in such areas as your shoulder muscles, the top of your head, your waist and your hands. There are no needles or any form of skin penetration. From this computerized test, we can compare your neurological response and recovery to three types of stress challenges.
WHAT DOES AN SRE MEASURE?
This portion of the exam concerns the ability of the brain to be busy when necessary and to rest when necessary. Stress events like the math test , noises and breathing exercise require brain activity (increased Beta) and when relaxed, increased Alpha/Theta.
Heart Rate Variability
Heart rate variability is an effective method of measuring stress effects. Research has established that HRV is also a good method of measuring the effectiveness of chiropractic care.
We have long been aware of the importance of heart rate in maintaining good health responses; however, just taking a person’s pulse isn’t enough information to tell us what happens during stress situations. The stress test gives us a chance to see what speeds up the heart rate, and how quickly it can return to normal. There is a direct relationship between breathing and heart rates.
The amount of moisture produced by the sweat glands in the hands is a direct result of stress. More hand moisture means a higher stress response. We can measure your ability to reduce the effects of your stressors. This means improved neurological responses.
The normal response to stress is for the body to withdraw blood volume from the extremities and pool it in the organs. This action reduces the temperature in the hands and feet.
While we are aware of changes in respiration rate during exertion, we seldom use it as a measurement of health. As there is a relationship between stress and oxygen requirement, the respiratory rate is very important. The pattern of breathing is equally as important such as chest elevation versus diaphragmatic breathing.
We can measure muscle activity throughout the body in both relaxed resting mode or in active motion mode. The trapezius and the muscles of the face are good indicators of over-tightened muscles due to stress responses.