Medical Thermography For Weather-Sensitive Pain (Sympathetic Galvonic Skin Studies)
Medical Thermography for weather-sensitive pain is a sensitive, objective test that utilizes an electronic infrared imaging device to measure the body’s skin temperature (sympathetic galvonic skin response). The procedure is harmless, non-invasive, and does not use ionizing radiation.
While safeguards are built into the test to assure that the findings are both consistent and reproducible over time, there are several “Do’s and “Don’ts” for the procedure that can help minimize those things that can inappropriately impact the outcome. · Don’t sunbathe or use a tanning bed for 48 hours prior to the exam. · Do not have an EMG/ Nerve Conduction study, use a Tens unit, have physical therapy or an acupuncture treatment prior to the exam. · Do shower and keep your skin clean of any ointments or lotion prior to the exam.