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Tests of the Vertebral Column

Test DescriptionTest Name
Patient stands with feet together and knees straight. Patient bends forward at hips and allows arms to drop vertically. Functional vs Structural Scoliosis. Functional improves; Structural does not improve ADAM'S TEST
Test for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Patient sitting or Standing Pt has arms pointed away from the body around 45 degrees and takes both radial pulses simulatenously while pt lat rotates and extends neck one dirction for 30 secs. + if absent pulse ADSON'S TEST
Pt supine. During SLR back off a few degrees from point of shooting pain and then dorsiflex the foot of the leg you raised. + Shooting pain down sciatic nerve. SCIATICA Braggard's Test
Kneeling patient is asked to bend over and touch floor with fingers. Positive for malingering if patient is not able to perform test or overbalances Burn's Bench Test
Seated patient has head pressed down upon by practioner to check for nerve root inflammation/compression/contraction Cervical Spine Compression Test
Seated pt had one hand placed on each side of face and head is pulled up. If pain, pos for ligament or non contractile tissue injury; relief of pain means nerve root impingement Cervical Spine Distraction Test
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