Primary Sensation, Asymmetry, Sensory Level

Primary Sensation, Asymmetry, Sensory Level

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Light touch is best tested with a cotton-tipped swab, but a light finger touch will often suffice, as long as care is taken to make the stimulus fairly reproducible. You can test the relative sharpness of pain sensation by randomly alternating stimuli with the sharp or dull end of a safety pin (always use a new pin or stick for each patient).

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