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Chiropractor Credits NASA and Space Foundation for New Treatment

Chiropractor Credits NASA and Space Foundation for New Treatment Oxford, Ohio, Chiropractor Alan Hudson credited NASA and the Space Foundation in a recent article in the Oxford Press for his ability to measurably improve his patients’ pain. Hudson is one of many chiropractic doctors who have added the Insight Subluxation Station to their practice.

"The technology is designed to measure some of those things that cannot be measured," Hudson said. "We can map out pain. We can map out sensitivity."

Sufferers of painful spinal misalignments that interfere with the nervous system, called subluxations, often seek chiropractic help. The Insight Subluxation Station neurospinal screening and evaluation system, officially recognized by the Space Foundation as a Certified Space Technology, uses surface electromyography (SEMG) technology originally designed to measure changes in the spinal muscles of astronauts to measure pain, muscle function, neural function patterns, range of motion and heart rate. It then creates charts that specify precisely how the chiropractors should treat the patient. This insight allows for increased accuracy in diagnosis and improved treatment.

Bob Kramer, one of Dr. Hudson's patients, said that spending money on chiropractic care is worth more than money spent on other ancillary activities. "Look at all the men and women who hire a golf coach to take a few strokes off their score," he said.
"My thought is to spend my time and money with a health coach to add quality years to the life that I have, and possibly add years to my life."

About the Space Certification Program
Created by the Space Foundation in cooperation with NASA, the Space Certification Program raises awareness of the significant and practical benefits of technologies originally developed for the space program that have been adapted into products and services that improve life on Earth. Certification is divided into three categories - Technology, Education, and Entertainment - and plays an integral role in the Foundation’s mission to increase public awareness and appreciation of the practical benefits of space. Additional information is available at

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