A 32 year old housewife and mother presented with acute back pain with right L2 and L3 sensory and motor nerve root involvement.
Thermography confirmed right L2/L3 root irritation and myelography and CT scan showed a large right L2/L3 prolapse with L4/L5 root involvement.
Thermography shows excellent correlation with CT, MRI and Myelography in radiculopathy.
Right knee surgery was followed with a painful effusion in the early post operative period. Thermography confirmed a significant inflammatory reaction. 30cc of blood-stained fluid was aspirated. Thermography can quantify all grades of joint synovitis and is able to demonstrate minimal changes due to NSAID’s.