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6 Cards in this Set

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Adson test
- shoulder abduction, external rotation and extension with ipsilateral cervical rotation and a deep breath
- does not diminish the radial pulse or recreate shoulder region symptoms
Spurling test
extension plus rotation to painful side, which closes foramina (tests for cerical spine)
straight leg-raising
– Pain traveling down the ipsilateral leg when the knee is held straight and the entire lower extremity is flexed at the hip
– Caused by tension on the sciatic nerve and its roots
reverse straight leg-raising
– Pain traveling down the ipsilateral leg when the patient is prone and the leg is extended at the hip and the knee
– Caused by tension on the femoral nerve and it's roots
– straight leg raises the unaffected limb until it causes pain in the opposite side
– if none is produced, do strong dorsiflexion of the foot
– pain means sciatica at the nerve root level, so ruptured disc lesion
Lumbosacral transitional vertebra
- on one it is like a sacral vertebra while
- on the other, it has a transverse process like a lumbar vertebra