Introduction
Light touch
Pain & temperature
Vibration sense
Position sense
Discrimination

Extinction

Pain
Examination Technique:

  • use a disposable pin.

  • ask the patient to close their eyes and report whether they feel sharp or dull.

  • be sure to apply the sharp stimulus to all sites since if only the dull stimulus is applied, pain sensation has not been assessed.


Temperature
Examination Technique:

  • use a cold vibration fork.

  • if necessary, the fork can be cooled by running it under cold water.

  • ask the patient if they perceive the vibration fork as cold.