Holistic Family Health – Herndon
459A Carlisle Drive
Herndon, VA 20170
Holistic Family Health – Winchester
153 Creekside Lane
Winchester, VA 22601
Thermography – Visualizing Your Pain
Pain is a subjective symptom and many times it is wholly dependent on individual complaints for diagnosis. The use of thermography is gaining more acceptance in the field of medicine for assistance in diagnosing and monitoring pain.
With digital infrared thermal imaging you can measure heat differences in the body which may help to evaluate the presence or absence of both chronic and acute nerve root irritation, headache, a variety of vascular disorders and lumbar disc herniations.
The differential diagnosis of pain severity is very important for planning of treatment modality and surgical options.
Thermography can reveal the subjective symptoms into objective visible images and can detect the painful conditions with high sensitivity and accuracy. As a diagnostic tool, thermography may well represent an enormous step in the ability to evaluate chronic pain problems.
Thermography can visualize your pain and can assess pain and pathology anywhere in the body. It is useful as an adjunctive procedure to other diagnostic tools and is risk free and provides instant images.
Digital infrared thermal imaging is a totally non-invasive clinical imaging procedure for showing thermal hot-spots which may help in detecting and monitoring a number of disease and physical injuries. It is used as an aid for diagnosis and prognosis as well as monitoring therapy progress for conditions and injuries including: back injuries, arthritis, headaches, nerve damage, unexplained pain, fibromyalgia, RSD, dental and TMJ, artery inflammation, vascular disease, breast disease, carpal tunnel syndrome, disc disease, inflammatory pain, skin cancer, referred pain syndrome, sprains and strain, stroke screening, whiplash, digestive disorders and many others.
X-ray, CT, ultrasound and MRI are all tests of anatomy that measure the structures within your body. Digital infrared thermal imaging is unique in its capability to show heat given off from physiological changes and metabolic processes.
Thermograms do not provide independent diagnosis of illness, disease or other conditions but should be used as an adjunct to other diagnostic testing.
Whether your pain is acute, or chronic, thermography can help you and your healthcare professional to safely get you back to better health.