The spine is a complex structure that includes a variety of bones, nerves, ligaments, tendons, joints and muscles, which are woven together with utmost precision to act as the primary support structure of the human body.
The Chiropractic paradigm of health views the integrity of the spine and it’s movement as vitally important to your health and wellbeing. Chiropractic adjustments have been shown to change sensory processing in the brain(1) and reduce falls risk in the elderly population(2).
Traditionally chiropractors assess the function of the spine using a technique known as motion palpation, which is a manual process where the chiropractor feels the spine and looks for altered motion. Chiropractors would then use a manual adjustment to correct any dysfunction found.
However at Spine Scan Chiropractic, Perth Chiropractor Dr. Adam Rocchi uses the PulStar spine scan tool to bring the precision of technology to the analysis and treatment of spinal function.
What is the Pulstar Spine scan tool?
If you consult Dr. Rocchi, he would tell you how this advanced tool has revolutionized spine care. This tool uses computer technology to determine the degree of fixation or restriction of the spinal segments, the degree of motion of your spine and the frequency of the segments.
It is also an adjusting instrument that has a thrust element which is propelled by a computer for delivering an optimum measure of force to different body areas to correct any movement dysfunction found. The computer controls the amount of adjusting force, application and its frequency.
Dr. Rocchi says that by using this technologically advanced procedure, the adjustment force is minimized while the dynamic response of your spine is maximized.
Benefits of using this tool
- The Pulstar technology eliminates cracking or popping sounds in this tool while making adjustments.
- When optimum response to the treatment is accomplished, the spinal adjustment ends. This means only the required amount of input is used.
- This tool is apt for analyzing spine related issues in all age groups.
- Patients suffering from osteoporosis or having brittle bones can also be treated safely and gently with this tool.
- Areas of the spine which cannot be treated manually can be safely treated with this tool.
- This tool helps in improving the accuracy in evaluation and treatment process.
- In a case of severe or extreme spinal injuries such as whiplash, the spine can be treated without aggravating current symptoms.
- Fused spines or long-term degenerative arthritic spines can also be treated without any discomfort.
- The tool can be effectively used on athletes for quickly addressing complex spine issues.
- A detailed color display is generated by the tool which specifies the current status of the spine and the improvement roadmap of the patient after the treatment.
- The tool can also be beneficial in treating the joints of elbows, shoulders, hips, wrists, knees, feet and ankles to align small bones to their optimal position and reduce the nerve pain and impingement.
- With the help of this tool, the improved spinal motion can enhance the ability of body, brain and spinal cord to communicate together for improved mobility and health.
The Pulstar is a versatile instrument and evaluates spinal problems with ease. Typically patients would start feeling better within a few visits, however that will depend on your situation. The tool scans the spine thoroughly so that areas of dysfunction can be identified and then treat those areas specifically and gently.
So, if you are experiencing symptoms of a back problem, please do not delay. Call the practice now on (08) 61508785 Scarborough or (08) 61508783 Mount Pleasant to arrange an appointment.
- Lelic, D, Niazi, IK, Holt, K, Jochumsen, M, Dremstrup, K, Yielder, P, Murphy, B, Drewes, A and Haavik, H (2016), “Manipulation of dysfunctional spinal joints affects sensorimotor integration in the pre-frontal cortex: A brain source localization study,” Neural Plasticity, Volume 2016 (2016).
- Holt, Kelly R et al, “Effectiveness of Chiropractic Care to Improve Sensorimotor Function Associated With Falls Risk in Older People: A Randomized Controlled Trial,” Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics.