Vertebral Subluxation Correction and its Affect on Thermographic Readings: A Description of the Advent of the Visi-Therm as Applied to Chiropractic Patient Assessment
- Stillwagon,D.C. , Ph.C., Kevin L. Stillwagon, D.C.
Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ Volume 2 ~ Number 3 ~ Pages 1-4
This paper provides information first presented in 1985.The original context is presented here for its historical value, with references which confirmed the state of infrared thermography at that time. In this article, the application of infrared thermography to chiropractic analysis employed the Visi-Therm instrumentation system, developed between 1983 and 1984. Although considerable advances have been made in regard to infrared thermography, as well as the instrument system itself, the information in this article has been presented in its original context, as it marks the earliest stages, and perhaps the beginning of chiropractic use of computerized infrared thermography as a component of patient assessment.The objectives and value of this technology for monitoring the efficacy of the chiropractic adjustment given for the correction of vertebral subluxation, as well as information which distinguishes it from diagnostic therapy, are presented and discussed.
Key words: Thermogram, Visi-Therm, infrared thermography, vertebral subluxation, chiropractic, chiropractic analysis, chiropractic adjustment