What Is Thermography And When Might A Doctor Use It To Diagnose Pain?

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Question: What Is Thermography And When Might A Doctor Use It To Diagnose Pain?

Answer: Thermography uses an infrared thermometer to detect temperature changes in your skin, usually between two extremities.

Generally, a difference of one degree Celsius is considered significant. The test may be used to aid in evaluating patients who suffer from a chronic pain condition called complex regional pain syndrome also known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy.

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