Full body thermography, also known as full body thermographic imaging, is a medical diagnostic service offered here at Smithtown’s Nurture Wellbeing Chiropractic PC. The procedure uses thermal imaging cameras to create a visual representation of the body’s surface temperature. It involves capturing infrared images of the entire body, which can provide valuable information about the thermal patterns and blood flow in different areas.
Thermal cameras are used to capture the heat patterns on the body’s surface. Since various health conditions can influence blood flow and metabolism, full body thermography can highlight temperature variations that might be indicative of underlying issues.
Applications of Full Body Thermography:
- Breast Health: Full body thermography is often used as a non-invasive adjunct to breast cancer screening. It can detect asymmetrical heat patterns and vascular changes, potentially indicating breast abnormalities. It’s particularly useful for young women and those with dense breast tissue.
- Pain Assessment: Thermal imaging can help pinpoint the source of pain by identifying areas of inflammation, nerve impingements, and circulation problems. This makes it valuable for diagnosing musculoskeletal injuries and conditions like fibromyalgia.
- Vascular Health: The technique can reveal blood flow irregularities, which may suggest circulatory issues such as deep vein thrombosis, Raynaud’s disease, or peripheral artery disease.
- Neurological Conditions: Full body thermography has shown promise in identifying temperature changes in areas associated with nerve damage, making it potentially useful for assessing conditions like neuropathy.
- Inflammation Detection: Inflammation is a key component of many health conditions. Thermography can identify localized or systemic inflammation, aiding in early detection and monitoring of inflammatory diseases.
- Metabolic Health: Changes in skin temperature can indicate variations in metabolic activity. By identifying these changes, thermography might offer insights into metabolic disorders like diabetes.
You too can enjoy the health and wellness benefits of body thermography services right here in Smithtown, NY. Contact Nurture Wellbeing Chiropractic PC today!