Dual-probe thermography is used on every visit to measure heat or temperature on each side of the spine. Localized heat is an indicator of inflammation which results in nerve pressure. If nerve pressure is present in the area of your chief complaint it is likely that your condition will respond to care. We use thermography on every visit to determine where and if you need an adjustment. Next we use static palpation to confirm areas of inflammation. In the video below you’ll notice that thermography demonstrates an instrumentation asymmetry indicating heat or inflammation. Upon palpation we observe pitting edema which confirms the presence of inflammation. The patient experiences a reproduction of symptoms which confirms nerve pressure. Once we correlate these findings with the area of chief complaint we’re ready to determine the position of the offending bone or joint by reviewing a weight-beating X-ray. Using all of the above criteria we’re prepared to make the best bio-mechanical correction.
By Dan Prince | Published October 2, 2016