State of the Art Diagnostics

Staying on top of the latest innovations in medical technology has proven very helpful because this allows patients to receive the highest level of care possible. Dr. Semente provides his patients with several of the latest diagnostic technologies right here, in office. If you are looking for an up-to-date chiropractor in St. James, click here to contact our office today for an appointment.

We can provide:

Neuromuscular Testing

  • Involves using a computer and a digital myograph to measure the amount of force generated by the contractions of the muscles.
  • The results give the chiropractor an idea of how well your muscles are functioning so that he can plan out an individualized rehabilitation program specific to your needs as a patient.
  • Takes x-ray and CT scan results to the next level, proving the functionality or lack thereof as shown in scan results.

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Computer Aided Spinal Decompression Therapy

  • Dr. Semente is a chiropractor in St. James that offers the Autotrax Computer Aided Spinal Decompression Therapy table that uses a computer to target particular discs in order to decompress them.
  • This specific therapy requires a separate consultation, so be sure to notify us that you are looking to receive this treatment when you make your appointment.

Computer Aided Spinal Decompression

Home Spinal Decompression

Spinal Decompression:

Computer aided Spinal decompression is a unique procedure used to treat a multitude of disc related conditions including sciatica, herniated disc, pinched nerve, bulging disc, etc. Computer aided Spinal Decompression targets a specific vertebral level in an effort to alleviate the effects of disc dysfunction. The tension that Computer aided Spinal Decompression utilizes is tailored to the needs of the patient. This procedure utilizes a computer aided decompression machine that stretches the spine on targeted levels and at varying tensions with the goal of relieving pain and pressure on the affected discs. The machine provided feedback to the Provider used to manage the treatment plan and to adjust tension and targeted vertebral levels in future visits. Computer aided Spinal Decompression is painless, with the patient experiencing a stretching sensation at slow intervals to maximize the effect on the targeted area(s). Computer aided Spinal Decompression is diagnostic in nature, in that it assists the Provider to determine the source of a patient’s dysfunction by determining the vertebral level causing the underlying pain and limitations.

If you are looking for a fantastic chiropractor near St. James that provides this beneficial, nonsurgical treatment option, visit this page for more information on Dr. Raymond A. Semente’s hours and specific location.

 Quick Facts:

    • Patients are fully clothed during Spinal Decompression.
    • Spinal Decompression is done on a Decompression Machine, where the lower half moves back and forth to provide targeted stretching and decompression of a specific disc level.
    • Make sure to have an MRI scan prior to the appointment and bring a copy of your results.
    • Dr. Semente is a qualified chiropractor near St. James who can provide this nonsurgical option in the office. Click here to contact us for an appointment.


  • Is treatment dangerous/What are the risks involved? – Computer aided Spinal Decompression is a relatively low risk procedure which provides the patient with an alternative to surgery and pharmaclogical intervention. Many patients find that Spinal Decompression is relaxing and some even fall asleep.
  • What is the cost of Spinal Decompression? – Costs will vary. Contact our office to learn more.
  • How many Spinal Decompression sessions will I need? – Depending on the individual and their specific condition, a patient may undergo  multiple Spinal Decompression sessions.
  • How long do sessions last? – Spinal Decompression can take up to 45 minutes and can require multiple sessions to feel significant relief.
  • Where can I find a provider? – Dr. Semente is a chiropractor near St. James that provides spinal decompression to patients in his office.

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Cervical and Lumbar Range of Motion Exam

  • Used in worker’s compensation and motor vehicle accident injuries to quantify impairment.
  • The computer that is used to produce the unbiased results also shows how much your range of motion deviates from a normal range of motion.
  • For a chiropractor in St. James that uses this specific technology in-office, contact us for an appointment here.




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Electromyography (EMG)/Nerve Conduction Velocity/Evoked Potential

  • The EMG provides measurable data about your nerve function or dysfunction. The instrument used measures the electrical currents within the targeted muscle to show how much or how little damage has been done to the nerve, by observing abnormal wave patterns.
  • Nerve conduction velocity tests provide results that can indicate abnormal pressure on the nerves and even nerve disease.This test is particularly useful in proving the presence or absence of carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Evoked potential tests nerve pathways through electrodes connected to the skin.


In office x-rays

  • We provide x-rays to detect misalignment of the spine right from the comfort of his office as a chiropractor in St. James.

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