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Subluxation Station

At Thrive Family Chiropractic & Acupuncture, we utilize an advanced chiropractic technology that scans your spine and delivers a computerized image of the stress and tension to your nervous system. Three different technologies give us (and you) an objective assessment:

Surface EMG

Subluxation Station

Each color represents differing amounts of nervous system disturbance.

Surface Electromyography measures the minute amounts of electrical energy in the muscles along your spine. Subs disturb the function of the nervous system. This can produce too much or too little electrical activity in your muscles. We use this highly-accurate, non-invasive scan to document your progress. It’s more accurate than how you feel.

Thermal Scan

As you’d expect, this measures temperature. When there are disturbances to your nervous system along the spine, there are often temperature differences from side to side. This is due to inflammation and changes in blood flow. Our thermal scan is non-invasive and reveals the condition of your autonomic nervous system controlling your organs, glands and circulatory system.


We’re thrilled to offer patients even better diagnostic testing to help them achieve their goals in health, naturally.

Our Heart Rate Variability (HRV) machine will be incorporated into your initial appointment to help us get a better idea of what’s really going on inside your body, and we re scan every 12 visits to track progress within your care and Nervous System.

The HRV machine helps to scan your heart rate, temperature and anxiety to calculate heart rate variability, which can help us identify areas of hidden stress patterns. This advanced machine also helps to measure balance and activity levels in your Autonomic Nervous System, and takes only a few minutes to complete. This test is non-invasive and only requires a small attachment to rest on your ear—there’s absolutely no pain involved.

With your results, we’ll craft a care plan designed to remove stress from the areas we’ve identified, helping your nervous system function better and ultimately improving your overall health—naturally!

What to Expect

After gowning, we’ll have you sit still for a moment or two. Then, starting at the base of your skull, we’ll run two probes down your back. Think of these as miniature radio antennas listening for a distant station. That’s it. The computer does the rest!

At your report, you’ll get to see the computerized printout and learn what it means. Because your care is based on the condition of your nervous system, not how you feel, this technology is the focal point of our practice.


Thrive Family Chiropractic & Acupuncture | (402) 615-6022