Nerve Chart Implementation
Implementing the Nervous System Chart
With your chart protected by glass, towards the end of your examination, use a dry erasable marking pen to circle the dysfunctional segments where you found vertebral subluxation.
"I'll give you a more complete report tomorrow, but here are the locations where you are likely experiencing nervous system disturbances. I'd like you to take a few moments and study the organs tissues that are controlled at this segmental level and see if you're experiencing any associated symptoms yet."
Again using a dry erasable marking pen, at the beginning of your examination, circle the organs and tissues the patient has mentioned as part of their presenting health complaint. Then, as in Idea #1 above, circle the subluxations you found with a red marking pen. Help patients see the connection between bones and nerves. Use this opportunity to discuss compensation reactions.
"Isn't it interesting that we found problems down here, but you're complaining of problems up here? We call this a 'compensation reaction.' I think the best way to describe it is like stepping on a dog's tail. The obvious symptom--the barking is at the other end, but the real problem is at the tail."
If you use sEMG, use the appropriate colored marking pen to draw the most significant findings over the list of organs and tissues which receive nerve supply at that level.
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