Neurotransmitter Test Kit
Accurately determines specific neurotransmitter imbalances related to scoliosis.
- Stock: 8
- Results: Detailed report with analysis and suggestions included
- Processing: Please allow 4-6 weeks for results from the processing lab
- Postage: All postage is included in the price
- Restrictions: US Residents only
How does this product work and affect scoliosis?
Urinary neurotransmitter testing is an easy, noninvasive, and valid way to assess central nervous system activity.1,2 Neurotransmitters are brain chemicals involved in thousands of metabolic processes, including postural muscle tone and coordination. Neurotransmitter levels have been shown to be frequently abnormal in patients with idiopathic scoliosis,3 and may impact the outcomes of physical scoliosis treatment (i.e. exercises, bracing, or surgery) if they are not balanced.4
Questions About Testing
Does the test need to be repeated?
The recommended time frame at which to retest is shown in your report. However, you or your provider may or may not recommend retesting at a different interval depending upon your response to the nutrients.
Will my insurance cover the cost of the tests?
Some major medical insurances (not including Medicare, Medicaid, TriCare, and other Federal insurance plans) may reimburse you for the cost of the NeuroHormone test. Your provider may give you a prescription order for this testing that you can submit to your insurance along with your proof of payment.
This is subject to coverage on your particular policy. You may contact ScoliSMART for the appropriate CPT codes.
1. Marc DT, Ailts JW, Campeau DC, Bull MJ, Olson KL. Neurotransmitters excreted in the urine as biomarkers of nervous system activity: validity and clinical applicability. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2011 Jan;35(3):635-44.
2. Audhya T, et al. Correlation of serotonin levels in CSF, platelets, plasma and urine. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2012; 1820: 1496-1501.
3. Morningstar, M. Neurotransmitter patterns in patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS). Scoliosis 8, O1 (2013).
4. Morningstar MW, Siddiqui A, Dovorany B, Stitzel C. Can Neurotransmitter Status Affect the Results of Exercise-Based Scoliosis Treatment? Results of a Controlled Comparative Chart Review. Altern Integr Med 2014, 3:4
How will this product help?
Several patterns of neurotransmitter imbalances have been linked to the onset and progression of scoliosis. These imbalanced patterns serve as a faulty “posture memory”. Identification and re-balancing these neurotransmitter levels have been shown to improve treatment outcomes in patients in scoliosis-specific rehabilitation programs. In addition, it may be used for purposes of differential diagnosis, prediction of scoliosis onset, and/or prediction of severe curve progression.