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CoreScore Testing With Your Knoxville Chiropractor

Our Knoxville chiropractor at Cornerstone Chiropractic, Dr. John Edwards, offers an advanced diagnostic technology called CoreScore that can analyze three key aspect of your neuro-spinal function to help us understand which treatment methods are likely to benefit you the most. Stress can cause or aggravate a wide range of physical problems, from musculoskeletal strain and joint pain to exhaustion and organ dysfunction. The nervous system that coordinates all these components can be overrun by stress, creating a vicious cycle of symptoms that damages your health and lowers your quality of life. But it can be extremely difficult to understand exactly how and where these stress-related problems are occurring.

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Stress and the Body: Help From Your Knoxville Chiropractor

If there's one constant in our hectic modern world that everyone must confront sooner or later, it's stress. Everyday stresses have a definite impact on your nervous system -- which is actually several nervous systems rolled into one. In addition to the central nervous system that operates the brain and spinal cord, there's also the somatic nervous system and the autonomic (sympathetic/parasympathetic) nervous system. The autonomic nervous system governs your body's "fight or flight" response -- and chronic stressors can cause this system in particular to wreak havoc on the heart and other organs. Chronic stress also causes muscles to tighten up, affecting your flexibility and posture in ways that can contribute to a spinal misalignment -- which then impairs your nervous system even more.

Understanding the CoreScore System

The CoreScore system is a set of quick, painless tests that evaluate three major indicators of how stress is affecting your body. The results of each test are represented as a numerical score. The three indicators include:

  • Heart Rate Variability - Even tiny variations in your heart rate can reveal much about the effect of stress on the nerves that control your heart muscle. A device called a Pulse Wave Profiler analyzes your heart rate to get an idea of how balanced your nerve function is. 

  • Surface EMG - This test monitors the activity in the muscles that support the spinal column. Irregularities can help our Knoxville chiropractor understand how stress may be affecting your musculoskeletal system.

  • Thermal Scan - This test checks for small temperature differences at points on the spine that correspond to the function of specific vital organs. This reveals how stress has impacted your autonomic system, and how this impact may be impairing organ function efficiency.

Call Our Chiropractor in Knoxville Today

Our chiropractor in Knoxville can use your CoreScore as a guide for assigning the correct treatment methods to your stress-based ailments, including chiropractic care, massage and nutrition. For instance, chiropractic adjustment is known to have a beneficial effect on heart rate variability. Massage therapy can relieve abnormal tension in your spinal muscles, while proper nutrition can help your body restore itself from the drain of chronic stress. Call today to schedule an appointment and experience this exciting diagnostic advance for yourself!