Components of the sensory examination:
- Light touch
- Pain and temperature
- Vibration sense
- Position sense
- 2 point discrimination
- Double simultaneous stimuli (extinction)
- patients should be sufficiently undressed but draped to preserve modesty.
- begin distally and move proximally and avoid calloused areas.
compare right to left.
- when necessary assess for a sensory level, peripheral nerve or dermatomal sensory impairment.