What is Thermography?

Its real name is Digital Infrared Thermal imaging. It is a non-invasive test that is very valuable in detecting “hot” or painful areas in the body. It is useful in monitoring therapy progress for many conditions, including fibromyalgia and postural pain.

How does it work?

A trained professional, called a thermographer, uses a very sensitive medical digital camera, which takes images of the body. This data is fed to a computer. Since all living organisms radiate heat energy, various thermal patterns indicate normal and abnormal function.

What happens when you have pain, especially myofascial pain that you cannot explain? An X-ray won’t show anything and thus, the doctor tells you that nothing is wrong. But, you ARE hurting so now what? Dr. Groshell has always listened to his patients. He believes them and uses other methods of pinpointing where the pain is, thus, finding a solution to eliminate it. According to Dr. Groshell, Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging is the only way to measure this kind of pain and pathology in the body when X-rays fail to do so. Basically, when you are in pain, thermal, or heat, pattern changes take place.

 

Dr. Howard G. Groshell, Jr

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