Thermography

Thermography & Pain Types of Conditions

Some of the conditions that may have associated infrared thermal markers:

 

  • Breast Cancer

  • Diabetes

  • Thyroid Disorders

  • Stroke

  • Soft Tissue Injuries

  • Sports Injuries

  • Circulation Problems

  • Repetitive Strain Injuries

  • Chronic Pain Conditions

  • And many others ….

Musculoskeletal

  • Strains/Sprains

  • Chronic tightness (muscles)

  • Myofascial pain syndrome / trigger points

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Tendonitis

  • Inflammation

 

Neurological

  • Pinched nerve

  • Diabetic nerve problems

  • Chiropractic nerve irritation

  • Autonomic dysfunction (CRPS)

  • Peripheral vs. spinal differentiation

  • Neuro vs myofascial pain syndrome

 

Joints

  •  Arthritis

  • Injury

  • Occult fractures

 

Vascular

  •  Diabetic complications

  • Stroke warning

  • Differentiating between nerve or vascular

  • Neoangiogenesis

  • Infection

 

Referred pain

  • Helps isolate the cause where the pain is coming from a remote location

  • Helps define entire region affected.

 

 

Metabolic/Visceral

  •  Diabetes

  • Thyroid dysfunction

  • Liver dysfunction

  • Gastrointestinal

  • Renal

  • Pulmonary (COLD, asthma)

 

Thermography & Pain/When should a thermogram be performed?

Initially

  • Find the cause of pain

  • Define the region of pain

  • Find areas possible vulnerable to develop pain or other pathology

  • Provide indications that pain objectively exists when other tests are negative.

  • Aid in differential diagnosis

  • Periodic follow up.

  • Monitor effects of treatment

  • Monitor for progression of a problem

  • Part of regular preventative health care.