Visualizing Pain - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Cape Girardeau, MO

Visualizing Pain

  • Latest Health NewsThe Latest from HealthDayMore>>

  • The 'Hobby Lobby ruling' and what it means for U.S. health care

    The 'Hobby Lobby ruling' and what it means for U.S. health care

    The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on contraception coverage -- as mandated under the Affordable Care Act -- could lead to a legal quagmire that might allow companies to deny insurance coverage for any medical practice that violates their religious principles.
    The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on contraception coverage -- as mandated under the Affordable Care Act -- could lead to a legal quagmire that might allow companies to deny insurance coverage for any medical practice that violates their religious principles.
  • Diet changes can alter gut bacteria

    Diet changes can alter gut bacteria

    Dietary changes can dramatically alter the balance of bacteria in the gut on a daily basis, according to a new study.
    Dietary changes can dramatically alter the balance of bacteria in the gut on a daily basis, according to a new study.
  • Lift U.S. ban on blood donations by gay men

    Lift U.S. ban on blood donations by gay men

    The United States should repeal a 30-year policy that bans blood donations from gay and bisexual men, according to a team of medical and legal experts writing this week in the Journal of the American Medical...
    The United States should repeal a 30-year policy that bans blood donations from gay and bisexual men, according to a team of medical and legal experts writing this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

 

 

 

Visualizing Pain
By: Wendy Ray

When you have pain in your back or neck you can feel where it's coming from, but you can't actually see it, until now! A Heartland chiropractor uses a machine that reads your body and lets you see your pain. It's called subluxation technology. It's a quick, safe, and painless test that pinpoints pain and lets your doctor get rid of it.

Chiropractor Dr. Eric Waltemate says, "It's the latest in chiropractic diagnosis and brings us into the 21st century if you will." By using a few simple tools, Dr. Waltemate is able to pinpoint his patients' pain with subluxation technology. "This actually reads what comes off a person's body, whether it's temperature differences or electrical output," he says.

A thermo scan reads the temperature in your back. Red shows a severe problem, blue is moderate, green is mild. Reading your temperature can show if there are problems with certain nerves. The surface EMG measures muscle tension, and shows what muscles are working when they shouldn't. "It allows me to have a preliminary window into your spinal health and see if we need to continue on with an exam or x-rays," Dr. Waltemate says.

Janet Besand's scans showed she had a problem. She says, "I have too much arch in my back, and my neck is curved forward and I have tight muscles." Besand says her back and neck pain are better now, and seeing her pain made her feel better. "You know it's not like I'm just imaging it or it's bad as I thought it was. It's hard to describe how bad it actually hurts because everyone has different levels of pain."

Dr. Waltemate does the first screening for free, so people can see how much pain they're having and decide whether or not they want to go to a chiropractor.

Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
publicfile@kfvs12.com
573-335-1212
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.