SIGMA Instrument Methods
Pain Free SIGMA Instrument Assisted Treatment
Unique to chiropractic treatment and technique approaches, SIGMA Instrument Methods™ (ProAdjuster, Spineliner) makes use of an advanced technical instrument for both spinal analysis and spinal adjustment. The system is driven by a sophisticated software package, designed to help the practitioner in locating and treating spinal segmental dysfunction and/or fixations.
What Should I Expect to Feel?
When Dr. Gefaller places the instrument over the spine, a barely perceptible impulse is introduced into the vertebrae by a computer sensor. You feel only a “light click” when this is done. The response is instantaneously reflected back to a piezoelectric crystal and sent to the computer for interpretation. This gives your doctor valuable information about the characteristics of the vertebrae and tissues in ways that could never be done before. Dr. Gefaller uses this information to help determine the most appropriate treatment for your condition.
Treatment is delivered to the body through the same sensor head that is used for assessment. During the treatment phase, Dr. Gefaller applies the instrument over the spine or other areas of your body. You feel a light tapping sensation that continues for several seconds until the desired response has been achieved. The computer automatically ends the treatment the moment your tissues have responded.
What Makes the Sigma Instrument Superior to Other Approaches?
The Sigma Instrument can help your doctor isolate a problem area faster and more precisely than can be done manually. It uses space age technology to determine if each spinal vertebra is in proper alignment, so the nervous system is free to effectively transport nerve impulses throughout your body. The Sigma Instrument uses the same type of technology that allows engineers to determine weakness and stress in the walls of spacecraft.