Stress Response Testing
Stress Response Evaluation
Stress can be emotional (relationships, work, finances), chemical (diet, hydration, nicotine) or physical (slips, falls, poor posture, birthing process). When stress overwhelms our brain’s ability to adapt, dysfunction and symptoms can appear. At Synaptic Chiropractic, we focus on assessing how your body responds to and recovers from all three types of stressors. Once an assessment is completed, we can focus on correcting and stabilizing any current neurophysiological dysfunction. We work with you to create a plan of action to reach your health goals.
Dr. Cara Hall uses the NeuroInfiniti Stress Response Evaluation as a starting point for all patients at Synaptic Chiropractic because of the insight it provides on how your brain and body work together and in response to stress. Understanding how your brain and body currently are functioning can help us understand why you are experiencing pain, muscle-tightening, anxiety and/or other symptoms.
When a situation or event in your daily life stimulates your body, your body responds to that stressor with what is called a stress response. At the same time, your nervous system interprets these physical changes as stressors as well, and responds accordingly. The NeuroInfiniti Stress Response Evaluation is a non-invasive, interactive evaluation that monitors your neurological responses to three different types of external stressors. This computerized evaluation monitors heart rate, respiration rate, skin conductance, temperature, muscle tension and EEG/brainwave patterns throughout the examination.
How It Works
Before the evaluation begins, sensors are attached to your skin on your shoulder muscles, the top of your head, your ear lobes and your hands. You’ll then receive a series of recorded instructions and verbal instructions from a technician who is in the room with you, administering the test. The evaluation will measure how your body and brain react to certain noises and requests. The Stress Response Evaluation takes approximately 20 minutes.
The initial Stress Response Evaluation helps Dr. Andrea understand how your brain and body react to stress. Using the results, she creates a chiropractic care plan that targets adjustments to specific areas of the body that correspond with specific kinds of brain activity. The goal of the adjustments is to optimize how your brain and body process information, including stressors. Progress during and after your treatment is measured by re-administration of the Stress Response Evaluation and based on how you feel.
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Your Brain is Your Greatest Superpower
What is the Stress Response Evaluation test or SRE?
The NeuroInfinity SRE is a very effective and accurate method of measuring your physiological stress/stimulus response. The evaluation is a 20 minute computerized, totally non-invasive exam using an instrument found in research facilities around the world. Sensors are attached to your skin in areas such as your shoulder muscles, the top of your head, and your hands. From this test we can compare your neurological response and recovery to three different types of stimulus challenges.
What does the SRE tell us?
This simple test gives us a detailed picture of how your nervous system is functioning. It looks at 7 different nervous system activities and what happens to them during stress:
Heart Rate Variability
It tells us if or how well you recover after a stressful situation, which gives is information regarding the type of care you need. There is also the opportunity to actually see changes in your neurological function at the end of care, no matter what type of care you receive.
The equipment and its results are of research quality and pass all government approval standards.
The NeuroInfiniti Stress Response Evaluation is an effective and accurate method of measuring your physiological stress response. It is a 12 minute computerized test, which is a totally non-invasive exam using an instrument found in research facilities around the world. Sensors are attached to your skin in such areas as your shoulder muscles, the top of your head, your waist and your hands. There are no needles or any form of skin penetration. From this computerized test, we can compare your neurological response and recovery to three types of stress challenges.