Concordance between galvanic skin response and spinal paplation findings in pain-free males

Abstract: The concordance between areas of paraspinal low resistance, i.e., galvanic skin response (GSR) and positive palpatory findings in pain-free male subjects was investigated. The concordance between vertebral segments implicated by GSR and by palpation was not found to be significantly different from chance concordance as determined by a t-test comparison of experimental results to… Continue Reading »

Galvanic skin response instrumentation: Examiner reliability and concordance with other diagnostic tests

Nansel DD, Jansen RD. Concordance between galvanic skin response and spinal palpation findings in pain-free males. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 1988; 11:267-272. (Authors’ rsrchtitle) Plaugher G, Haas M, Doble RW, Lopes MA, Cremata EE, Lantz C. The interexaminer reliability of a galvanic skin response instrument. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 1993; 16:453-459. (Authors’ rsrchtitle)

Inter-and intraexaminer reliability of a paraspinal skin temperature differential instrument

Abstract: An experiment was undertaken to determine the intra- and interexaminer reliability of a paraspinal skin temperature differential instrument. 19 pain-free female chiropractic college students participated as subjects for the investigation. Three separate areas of the spine (C4-T2) and substantial agreement in the region T4-T8. The lumbar region could not be evaluated with he Kappa… Continue Reading »

Inter-examiner reliability of a galvanic skin response instrument

Abstract: Objective: To determine the interexaminer reliability of a protocol of use of a galvanic skin resistance device for detection of low resistance areas along the spinal column, in relatively pain-free subjects. Design: A blinded investigation of concordance of skin resistance examination findings over the spinal column using two clinicians experienced in the use of the instrument.… Continue Reading »

Preliminary Report: The thermal characteristics of spinal levels identified as having differential temperature by contact thermocouple measurement

(Nervo Scope) Abstract: Objective: To use computer-assisted infrared thermography in an attempt to generate a description of the thermal characteristics of spinal regions identified as having differential temperature by expert users of the Nervo Scope, a contact thermocouple instrument used in chiropractic clinical practice. Design: Prospective recording of the infrared thermographic images of prepared, stabilised subjects and… Continue Reading »

Skin temperature assessment for neuromusculoskeletal abnormalities of the spinal column

Abstract: Objective: A qualitative review of the scientific literature on thermographic instrumentation for detecting neuromusculoskeletal abnormalities of the spinal column was made. Electronic infrared instrumentation (telethermography), liquid crystal thermography and various hand held devices were scrutinized in terms of reliability and comparison with other diagnostic tests (e.g. computed tomography, myelography, electromyography, magnetic resonance imaging). Data Sources: A… Continue Reading »

Thermographic instrumention: Validity issues and examiner reliability

Plaugher G, Lopes MA, Melch PE, Cremata EE. The inter- and intraexaminer reliability of a paraspinal skin temperature differential instrument. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 1991; 14:361-367.(Authors’ abstract) Plaugher G. Skin temperature assessment for neuromusculoskeletal abnormalities of the spinal column. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 1992; 15:365-381. (Authors’ abstract) Ebrall PS, Iggo A, Hobson P, Farrant G. Preliminary… Continue Reading »