Spinothalamic Tract Sensory Function
Apply stimuli to test major peripheral nerves.
Minimal number of test sites includes areas on the forehead, cheek, hand, and foot.
In the screening exam, assume the nerve to be intact if sensation is normal at its most distal area.
When there is evidence of dysfunction, localize the site of the dysfunction and map the boundaries. Sketch the region involved and describe the sensory change.
Client closes his eyes