Frequently Asked Questions.
Does the NeuroInfiniti tell me where to adjust?
A. Whenever we address the need for Chiropractic care there are three factors we need to consider, Frequency, Duration and Intensity. While the NeuroInfiniti doesn’t tell where to adjust it does offer information on the state of the patient’s nervous system and whether they need a high or low intensity type of care to start; when to alter your care program and the amount of neurological challenges the patient has. The report offers information about the patient's sympathetic /parasympathetic balance and this will help to guide the area and intensity of your adjustment.
Q. Does it matter what technique I use?
A. No, all techniques can be used. The advantage of the NeuroInfiniti is that you can measure the effectiveness of your care to improve neurological function. The report generated can assist you in the need for a different approach in your care,
Q. Is it billable?
A Yes, it is billable, even for Insurance. There are codes for billing for both the exam and for the re training. Of course every insurance company has it own policies. Patients will pay for results!
Q. How does biofeedback fit in a chiropractic office?
A. The latest research in the chiropractic field has finally revealed why the chiropractic adjustment gets such great results. What has been revealed is, while the profession was chasing the old bone on nerves theory it missed the true power of the adjustment to alter Central Nervous System function. Once research revealed the power of the adjustment to alter brain wave pattern there was a new understanding of the effectiveness of chiropractic. To grasp this we must look at the definition of feedback - A process whereby the results of action serve continually to modify further action.
This is the power of the adjustment and in this lays the recognition that the adjustment is a feedback experience! This is profound! It means that all of the research done over the last 40 years in the Neuro/Biofeedback profession now applies to Chiropractic and that you are already practicing Biofeedback in your practice. Now you can use instrumentation to objectively demonstrate what you have known from the start. The Primary focus of chiropractic is to improve the function of the nervous system! It’s as simple as that!
Q. How long does it take?
A. Doctor’s time can be zero. We provide training so that your staff can do the examination. This means that the time involved for the doctor is zero. From start to finish the complete test is about 25 minutes including set up, test and printing the report. As this will become your examination this is about the same time it takes for a regular exam.
Q. How do I introduce it into my practice?
A. We suggest that you start with staff and family or friends. Generally it will take you about 3 to 4 turns at doing an SRE
exam before you become comfortable with learning the set up. The set up takes less than 2 minutes.
Once you are ready, then start with the next new patient or if you have prepared your patients you will already have several wanting to be tested.
Q. What do I have to change?
A. Not much! First you must answer this question? What system is the primary focus of Chiropractic? If you have answered “The Nervous System” (which 99.9 % of chiropractors do) then the change is already done. What you don’t have to do is talk about bones, spine and back pain any more. Now you can talk about the patient's nervous system and their health.
Q. What would I tell them about their nervous system?
A. It is very simple and you already know the information. It starts with what we have been saying since chiropractic started, - That their nervous system controls every part and cell in their body and the only reason we have health issues is that something has gone wrong inside the nervous system. We have nerves that tell our brain what is going on around us - our brain then takes that information and checks on its memory system as to what to do about it (some learn by experience and some genetic) then sends information to the body to respond correctly. If the brain has been stressed or damaged or overloaded it starts to build inappropriate responses which this leads to further breakdown in other body systems.
The NeuroInfiniti, for the first time, allows us to see what is happening to your nervous system and where we need to focus our care to get you back in good health.
Q. What does this have to do with a patient with “low back pain”.
A. Again I need to ask you a couple of questions before I can answer this. Is the low back pain a symptom or a cause? Of course it is a symptom. So what care do you think would be best for you - care that only deals with the symptom or care that addresses
the cause of your problem? In NI offices we focus on “Caused based care”.
Here is something else to consider – as your nervous system is now telling you that something is very wrong and has created severe muscle spasms and pain in the large muscle what do you think is happening to the small muscles that control the other systems such as digestion, respiration, cardiovascular, excretion, etc? Over time, which is more important? Perhaps we should find out what is going on with your nervous system!
Q. How much does it cost?
A. A better question is how much will it earn. We can show you how you can
improve your per case income from the start. Then you can add the extra retraining income the NI will generate so it just keeps getting better. Not only that, you will get $7000 back in direct tax credit over two years. Even if you are only seeing 4 new patients a month you have just increase your income by $12,000 so with the tax credit in place the cost of the NI is zero.
Q. What does all that information on the report mean?
A. There are two different reports one for the Doctor and one for the patient. (Even though we recommend you give both of them to the patient) At first it may look complicated but there is nothing easier to read than a bar chart. We even provide the ideals on the report for comparison.
There are two divisions on the Stress Response Evaluation (SRE)
1. On the top the Brain cortex activity - this is the area where the incoming information is processed and where action decisions are made. The catch is that about 84% of the decisions are made at the subconscious level but they govern our life.
2. This part of the SRE deals with the action taken at the limbic system level. This level deals with our autonomic nervous system response. The autonomic Nervous system is divided into two parts the sympathetic - (threat response arousal control) and the Para-sympathetic (calm down maintain balance control).
The rest of the SRE offers information as to how the patient’s autonomic nervous system is doing maintaining and correct response recovery to stress and relaxation. This is where all the problems start. This is now dealing with “Cause”
Q. Why are there so many bars and colors?
A. Up to now chiropractic instrument have been looking at static information such as x-ray and static sEMG or static thermal scans. While this was a natural progression from “palpation” the static picture represents a moment in time of a dynamic adapting individual. Today that isn’t enough information when dealing with people’s health. We need to see how they respond to a stressor and how or if they can recover. The NI was designed to first do two base lines one with eyes open and one with eyes close to get a typical pattern. Next we needed to stress them to see what happened to their neurological response. We developed three different stressors to measure their central nervous systems in three different regions: a math test (cognitive cortical region), some irritating noises (emotional Limbic region) and breathing exercise (breathing rhythms Cerebellar region). Between each of the stressor tests we designed a recovery phase to see if the nervous system could regain normal relaxation mode.
With this we are now able to offer a Chiropractic neurological examination that supports our neurological focus. We can now measure their neurological function from a normal base line to stress response and recovery. The bars graph and colors are straight forward, solid colors are the stressors periods and light blue are the recovery times.
Q. How do I know what’s right or wrong?
A. The only learning curve is in reading the EEG report. The Autonomic nervous system responses you learned at University. It may take a slight refresher but we have charts and information to help with both of these.
Q. Is the instrument classified or approved?
A. Absolutely! FDA classified, CE standards and ISO 9000 approved. The hardware is the standard for research in Universities and labs around the world. The data base for the sEMG is the standard (Jeff Cram).
Q. Is there supporting research?
A. Each application of the NI program is supported with research and a 240 page research support workbook is supplied. We also have ongoing research updates posted on the website and through the NBC teleclasses.
Q. Is there technical support?
A. The Best - we have our own I.T. person, plus a fantastic CA trainer, two of the best NI trainers in the world (one with about 12,000 patients doing EEG and chiropractic work). The hardware support is handled by Thought Technology in Canada. They supply about 40% of the world market in Bio/Neurofeedback equipment. In the past 7 years we have had 4 units returned for service and even though they were out of warranty they were repaired and returned at no charge.
Q. Is there a training program
A. Yes for DC and staff. It is held about every 3 months - East Coast at Life University and in Las Vegas. (Location depends on center of sales). The training is CE accredited by Life University. Clients can repeat the training for a small fee.
Q. What does it tell me from a Chiropractic approach?
A. There are two parts to the NI instrument. The first application is the analysis division. This includes the computer programmed Stress Response Evaluation (SRE), the static paraspinal sEMG /thermal (combined), and computer programmed dynamic sEMG. There is also the ability to do open testing sessions for live time responses.
The second division is the bio/neurofeedback retraining portion. This division includes feedback information screens and games for patient retraining in all the important neurological area listed in the SRE. Such as heart rate variability, heart rate, respiration, specific sEMG, hand temperature and skin conductance.
As chiropractors have talked about the adjustment and the nervous system for over 110 years we can now finally show with objective reports, that chiropractic care can alter neurological function. We can now tailor a retraining directly to the neurological needs of the patient. We can now demonstrate the power of the Adjustment in improving brain function.