following two diagnostic tests are utilized as
an integral part of IUCCA upper cervical protocol.
Digital Infrared Imaging
Digital Infrared Imaging is a non-invasive,
painless, computerized, thermographic (heat-measuring)
instrument. This state-of-the-art technology is
used to detect irritation to the central nervous
system (brain and spinal cord) and is performed
by moving a sensitive scanning device along the
sides of the spine.
Infrared scans assist in diagnosing spinal injuries
and also aid in determining whether an individual's
spine is misaligned or properly aligned during
Laser Aligned X-ray
an individual's initial examination, an accurate
determination of the upper cervical vertebrae's
position must be made. Because standard x-ray
technology is inadequate for this purpose, Precision
Laser Aligned X-ray is used. Unlike
conventional equipment, laser-aligned equipment
is meticulously adjusted for accuracy using laser
technology and a specialized frame designed to
maintain its alignment.