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ST for Lumbar Spine

Special tests for the Lumbar Spine (Implications only)

QuestionAnswer
Straight Leg Raise Lesion in hamstring, spinal cord, lumbrosacral or Sacroilliac region
Brudzinski's Sign / Lidner's sign Stretching of the dur matter of the spinal cord or lesion in the spinal cord
Bragard's test May be a lesion in the hamstring area or in the lumbrosacral or sacroilliac joints
Unilateral Straight Leg Raise (Wells) Indicates space occupying lesion (herniated disk)
Modified Straight Leg Raise Lesion in hamstring, spinal cord,lumborsacral or SI region
Bilateral Straight Leg Raise P! before 70: Lesion in SI region P! after 70: Lesion in Lumbar Spine
Prone Knee Bending Test L2 or L3 nerve root lesion
Brudzinki-Kernig Test Nerve Root invovlement or dural irritation
Femoral Nerve Traction stretching of the femoral nerve
Bowstring Test Pressure on sciatic nerve
Sitting Root Test Pressure on sciatic nerve
Babinski Test Upper motor neuron lesion
Openheim Test upper motor neuron lesion
Gluteal Skyline damage to inferior gluteal nerve or pressure on L5, S1 and or S2 nerve roots
Yeoman's Test Lumbar Joint Dysfunction
Milgram's Test Lumbar Joint dysfuntion
One Leg Standing Lumbar Extension Just extension: Spondylolisthesis ROT w/ EXT: facet Joint Pathology
Segmental Instability Test Lumbar segmental instability
Hoover's Test No increase in pressure, they are not really trying
Gaenslen's Test SI Joint dysfunction
Prone Gapping Test Sprain of the osterior sacroilliac ligament
SI Joint Compression and Distraction Sacroilliac pathology C: Sprain of the anterior sacroiliac ligament D: Sprain of the posterior sacroiliac ligament
Sacral Apex Pressure SI Joint problem
Laguere's Sign SI joint dysfunction or lesion
Gillet's Test SI Joint hypomobile or blocked
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