ANLS 1610 Weeks 8-9 Instrumentation

ANLS 1610 Weeks 8-9 Instrumentation - Week Nine Basic...

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Unformatted text preview: Week Nine Basic Physics How Heat is Lost from the Skin Surface The various methods by which heat is lost from the skin to the surroundings radiation 60% conduction 3% convection 15% evaporation 22% Right Sided Disc Protrusion Pre Scans before Chiropractic Care Resolution of Nerve Impingement and symptoms after Upper Cervical Care Pt. With symptoms over 3mo. MRI verified right L4/L5 disc protrusion. Loss of heat in right foot correlates with the location of nerve root impingement and pts complaint of radiating symptoms down right leg and into the foot. Regulation of Body Temperature Role of the Hypothalamus - Temperature-regulating Centers Temperature Receptors in Skin - 10x as many cold receptors than hot receptors Temperature Receptors in Certain Deep Tissues- Spinal cord, abdominal viscera, and in or around the great veins Autonomic Nervous System Response Time- Rapidity and intensity can change visceral functions Greatest Advantage- Physiological changes can be detected in a short time after the adjustment, while structural/postural changes take longer- Changes can be seen before patient leaves office General Organization- Activated by centers in spinal cord, brain stem, and hypothalamus Sympathetic Vasoconstrictor System Nerve fibers-tremendous number of vasoconstrictor fibers and only few vasodilator fibers Continuous Partial Constriction of the Blood Vessels- continuous slow firing of fibers-sympathetic vasoconstrictor tone (vasomotor tone) Distribution of Blood to the Skin-regulated by size of lumen diameters The Segmental Model Sensory irritation via the recurrent meningeal nerve may result in a sympathetic response of vasoconstriction. This will produce thermal asymmetry in the thermatome affected. Segmental facilitation of the lateral horn cells of the spinal cord may produce similar changes. The level of thermal asymmetry is often close the the level of subluxation . Theories of the Break... Subluxations cause an inflammatory response resulting in increased heat at the skin surface. An increase in Sympathetic activity causes vasoconstriction at the skin surface and thus a decrease in temperature at the skin. Nerve compression causes its metabolic rate to be increased, resulting in increased heat at skin surface. Paraspinal skin temperature differentials and V.S. The Autonomic Nervous System controls the organs, glands, and blood vessels. It is responsible for relating the internal environment of the patient to the dynamics of the outside world. One important function of the Autonomic Nervous System is temperature regulation. Thermal Symmetry Analysis TyTron C-3000 Run scan from S2 to Occiput and check for thermal asymmetries over 0.5C (repeat for reproducibility) Close out of scan screen and click NCM Run scan again and mark the patient at the area of thermal asymmetry over 0.5C (indicated by the audible beeps from the Tytron) Use 5 criteria for a subluxation to determine where to adjust patient Full Spine Scan...
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course ANLS 1610 taught by Professor Johnh.romfh during the Fall '10 term at Life Chiropractic College West.

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