Advanced Diagnostics

State-of-the-Art Chiropractic Wellness Technology In Laguna Niguel

We offer the best chiropractic and wellness technology available in Laguna Niguel. The same technology used by NASA, Olympic Gold Medalists & Star Athletes

Insight Millennium Subluxation Station

We feature technology that's been used by NASA, Super Bowl champions, Olympic Gold medalists, star athletes. The Insight Millennium Subluxation Station: The only technology of its kind certified by the Space Foundation.

This technology objectively evaluates patterns of spinal and nerve function. We can determine: your current health status; your need for care; & monitor your overall progress. It is painless, non-invasive, scientifically sound and easy to understand.

Thermal Scan (TS)

Thermal Scan assesses Autonomic Nerve Function (nerves that control and regulate your organs, glands and blood vessels. It works by precisely measuring differences in temperature along the spine.

Since proper function of your organs, glands and blood vessels is essential to functioning, regulating, healing and living well, this test allows us to assess your autonomic nervous system and monitor your progress.

Dan O'Brien, Olympic Gold Medalist



The first thermal scan below is an initial exam showing areas of decreased nerve system function.

The second scan shows the marked improvement possible with chiropractic care. The white bars are considered normal and healthy.

Color coded bars represent the health status of nerve function.

The Science Behind Thermography

"Thermal technology has been in clinical use for over a century. The first thermal patent for healthcare use was applied for in 1924, by Dossa Evins. Later that year, B.J. Palmer started utilizing thermal technology to measure patients' response to care. Thermography has long been acknowledged in the scientific community as being an accurate and reproducible technology. In fact, there are over 5000 references to thermography on Medline. The normative study used by the Insight is based on published scientific research done at Johns Hopkins University in 1988, in which a group of neurosurgeons used thermal scanning technology to determine temperature asymmetry protocols and their relationship to sympathetic dysfunction. In the abstract from the article, it states "Thermal values can be used as a standard in assessment of sympathetic nerve function, and the degree of asymmetry is a quantifiable indicator of dysfunction"





Pulse Wave Profiler (PWP) – Heart Rate Variability (HRV)

The Pulse Wave Profiler helps the us to determine your ability to adapt to the environment. It analyzes the timing of your pulse, and determining the balance and tone of your nervous system. This exam is commonly referred to as Heart Rate Variability. Proper balance and tone are associated with better adaptability and a healthy lifestyle

Low heart rate variability is associated with premature ageing and poor heart health. Published research has shown that specific chiropractic adjustments have a beneficial effect on heart rate variability. This evaluation helps us to demonstrate the understanding of the whole body health benefits of chiropractic care to our practice members.

Surface ElectroMyography (sEMG)

The sEMG evaluates the function of the muscles that support your spine. These muscles are controlled by nerves. This evaluation shows the pattern of how energy is distributed through these muscles, identifying areas and patterns of abnormal tension and stress and imbalance, resulting from nerve disturbance.



By precisely measuring muscle activity, your progress can be followed as your care progresses.

Digital X-ray System

Waddell Wellness uses the newest technology, high frequency Digital X-ray to analyze the structure of your spine, areas of degenerative disc and joint disease (arthritis & spinal decay) and assist us in locating areas of nerve system compromise so you may receive the best treatment in alleviating your symptoms of pain and increasing your overall state of well being and performance.

What Spinal X-ray's reveal

Your spine is made up 24 moveable spinal bones (vertebrae) that houses & protects the spinal cord and spinal nerve roots. These spinal bones are separated by discs that provide space for the nerves to exit and allow for optimum motion and mobility.

When the spinal bones lose their normal position and/or motion it leads to spinal decay….Degenerative Osteoarthritis (DJD) and Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD). (See the three phases of spinal degeneration below).

Both DJD & DDD are completely preventable with optimal spinal alignment and spinal hygiene.