Partial and Whole Body Thermal Imaging
Thermography is a diagnostic tool in the differential diagnosis of neuromusculoskeletal injuries – commonly foot and ankle, knee, shoulder, and lumbar and cervical spine – and their prognosis for return to participation and/or competition. Thermography has been recognized as a viable diagnostic tool since 1987 by the AMA council on scientific affairs, the ACA council on Diagnostic Imaging, the Congress of Neurosurgeons in 1988 and in 1990 by the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Thermography uses infra-red photography to measure thermal emissions from the skin and subcutaneous tissue. The thermograph is the picture produced. It provides a visual means of identifying areas of inflammation.
It can help determine where your pain is coming from and the best way to treat it. Prompt and more effective treatment may be initiated so that full blown, difficult to manage, chronic disability may be averted.
X-rays, ultrasound, and MRIs are all tests that provide information on the structures found within the body.
Post traumatic pain is often associated with complex disturbances of the sympathetic nervous system which also controls microcirculation of the skin. Circulatory skin changes are in turn reflected by altered superficial thermal emission, which can be reliably imaged by thermography, as well as the following:
- Visceral Dysfunction
- Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
- Chronic Low Back Pain
- Headache / Sinus Pain
- Skin Cancer
- Chronic Nerve Injury
- Sports Injuries
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Neck and Back Problems
- Referred Pain
- Repetitive Strain Injuries