CORE Score Assessments

What is a COREscore Report?

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The COREscore technology represents a powerful and simplified way to measure and report dramatic changes while under chiropractic care. Using the three most important measurements of spinal neural function, the COREscore can be generated in under 10 minutes and will give an accurate index to report from. A complete neural efficiency score, collected from Surface EMG, Paraspinal Thermal Scans and Heart Rate Variability, gives our office an accurate snapshot of how chronic stress is affecting your overall health.

Select a section of the report to reveal its purpose:

Your COREscore


This is your cumulative score, derived from the results of 3 spinal-neural tests:

  • Pulse Wave Profiler
  • Surface EMG
  • Thermal Scan

These tests tell us how stress is impacting your overall well-being. It precisely detects where and how deeply the problem is changing your spine and your health. Chronic stress and body tension damage everyone’s health. Based on your individual COREscore, your chiropractor will help develop a highly personalized care plan with a goal of moving toward a score of 100 – near perfect spinal nerve function.

COREscore Rating

Core Score Assessments

This image will use your COREscore results to provide you with a visual of your overall health status, rated between Excellent and Very Challenged. In this example, Kate Smith’s COREscore is considered GOOD, but Kate’s health still has much room for improvement.

Heart Rate Variability Score


The Pulse Wave Profiler (PWP) helps the doctor to determine your overall ability to adapt to the environment. It does this by looking at the timing of your pulse and determining the balance and tension within your nervous system. This exam is known as Heart Rate Variability (HRV). Stressful lifestyle habits including poor dietary choices, limited exercise, and constant emotional aggravation can cause the body to be caught in the “fight-flight” response. This can lead to exhaustion and a draining of a person’s reserves. A score within the green box on the graph is associated with better adaptability and relates to a healthy lifestyle. A low Heart Rate Variability score is associated with accelerated aging and poor heart health. Published research has shown that chiropractic adjustments have a beneficial effect on Heart Rate Variability.

Muscle Tone and Balance Score


The Surface EMG exam evaluates the function of the muscles that support and move your spine. These muscles are controlled by the nerves running within it. This test measures how much energy is needed to maintain your posture and how it is distributed throughout the muscles. If too much energy is used when a spine is out of balance, this test score will be lower than normal. Over time, daily stress can continue to overwork these muscles, causing them to lose their support and mobility, which will also produce a lower score. Muscle fatigue and poor energy distribution are signed of a person’s entire health being under stress. By precisely measuring muscle activity, your progress can be followed as your spine releases tension and you regain more control.

Organ and Gland Control Score


The Thermal Scan is used to assess the part of your nervous system that helps control your organs, glands, and blood vessels. The automatic nervous system works alongside the spinal nerves to regulate your immunity while managing your internal organ functions. The instrument does this by precisely measuring differences in temperature along the spine. Temperature is an accurate indicator as to where stress is building up and how deeply it affects bodily functions. Each organ system relies on clear and balances nerve signals to work efficiently. Nerve interference that is detected by this sensor is valuable to understand and plan health and wellness strategies.

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Tools We Use

CORE Score Assessments

neuroTHERMAL™ Scanner

Patented technology used to assess autonomic nervous system function by measuring skin temperature differentials.

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neuroCORE™ sEMG

Measures baseline status changes in the electrical activity of the paraspinal muscles.

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Allows you to monitor the autonomic nervous system by simultaneously scanning heart rate, temperature and anxiety to calculate HRV.

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