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The Automatization of a New Thermography Method Using Invasive Nociceptive Stimulation to Confirm an Autonomic Phenomenon within a Trigger Point Referred Pain Zone

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Department of Physiotherapy, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, 61-701 Poznań, Poland
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Department of Physiotherapy, Opole University of Technology, 45-758 Opole, Poland
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Department of Virtual Engineering, Poznan University of Technology, 60-965 Poznań, Poland
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Department of Traumatology, Orthopedics and Hand Surgery, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, 61-701 Poznań, Poland
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Psychology Institute, Humanitas University in Sosnowiec, 41-200 Sosnowiec, Poland
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Brain Sci. 2021, 11(7), 893; https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci11070893
Received: 12 May 2021 / Revised: 29 June 2021 / Accepted: 30 June 2021 / Published: 6 July 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Neuroscience of Pain)
The trigger points (TrPs) related to chronic low back pain that mimic sciatica have been lately recognized and included in the International Classification of Diseases, 11th Revision. This study examined the MATLAB software utility for the objective stratification of low back pain patients using the Minimally Invasive Procedure (MIP). The two diagnostic MIP parameters were: average temperature (ΔTavr) and autonomic referred pain (AURP). Chronic sciatica patients with TrPs (n = 20) and without TrPs (n = 20) were examined using the MIP. A significant increase in both parameters was confirmed for the thigh ROI of the TrP-positive patients, with ΔTavr being the leading parameter (p = 0.016, Exp(β) = 2.603). A continued significance of both parameters was confirmed from 6′00″ to 15′30″ (p < 0.05). The maximum AURP value was confirmed at 13′30″ (p < 0.05) (TrPs(+) 20.4 ± 19.9% vs. TrPs(-) 3.77 ± 9.14%; p = 0.000; CI (0.347,0.348)). View Full-Text
Keywords: active dynamic thermography; low back pain; sciatica; muscle pain; MATLAB active dynamic thermography; low back pain; sciatica; muscle pain; MATLAB
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Skorupska, E.; Dybek, T.; Rychlik, M.; Jokiel, M.; Dobrakowski, P. The Automatization of a New Thermography Method Using Invasive Nociceptive Stimulation to Confirm an Autonomic Phenomenon within a Trigger Point Referred Pain Zone. Brain Sci. 2021, 11, 893. https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci11070893

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Skorupska E, Dybek T, Rychlik M, Jokiel M, Dobrakowski P. The Automatization of a New Thermography Method Using Invasive Nociceptive Stimulation to Confirm an Autonomic Phenomenon within a Trigger Point Referred Pain Zone. Brain Sciences. 2021; 11(7):893. https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci11070893

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Skorupska, Elżbieta, Tomasz Dybek, Michał Rychlik, Marta Jokiel, and Paweł Dobrakowski. 2021. "The Automatization of a New Thermography Method Using Invasive Nociceptive Stimulation to Confirm an Autonomic Phenomenon within a Trigger Point Referred Pain Zone" Brain Sciences 11, no. 7: 893. https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci11070893

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