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6 Written questions

6 Multiple choice questions

  1. Positive:
    Inability to bend at the waist more than 45 degrees, because of either/or:

    1) Radiating pain along Sciatic nerve, either unilateral or bilateral
    Indicates: Sciatic neuralgia or radiculopathy, etc. possibly due to a lumbar disc pathology

    2) Low back pain (lumbar or pelvic regions)
    Indicates: Anterior (rotational) displacement of the Ilium relative to Sacrum
  2. Positive: Radiating pain in posterior thigh.

    Indicates: Sciatic Radiculopathy
  3. Positive: Lack of counter-pressure on healthy side

    Indicates: Lack of organic basis for paralysis (Malingering/hysteria). With organic hemiplegia, the patient will still exert downward pressure when attempting to raise paralyzed leg.
  4. Positive: Reproduction of radicular pain or inability to perform correctly due to Tripod Sign.

    Indicates: Sciatic Radiculopathy

    *KEEP HANDS IN LAP
  5. Flexion: 25
    Extension: 30
    Left Lateral Bending: 25
    Right Lateral Bending: 25
    Left Rotation: 30
    Right Rotation: 30
  6. Paraspinal Muscles (Superficial Layer)
    Spinalis
    Longissimus
    Iliocostalis
    Sciatic Nerve
    Gluteus Maximus
    Gluteus Medius
    Hamstrings
    Biceps Femoris
    Semitendinosus
    Semimembranosus
    Anterior Abdominal Muscles

6 True/False questions

  1. Neri Bowing Test (Neri Sign)Positive: Pain accompanied by flexion of the knee on the affected side and body rotation away from the affected side.

    Indicates: Positive with a variety of low back pathologies. Hamstring tension on pelvis may trigger the response.

          

  2. Ely's Heel to Buttock Test (Ely's Sign)Positive: Pain accompanied by flexion of the knee on the affected side and body rotation away from the affected side.

    Indicates: Positive with a variety of low back pathologies. Hamstring tension on pelvis may trigger the response.

          

  3. Straight Leg Raiser (SLR)Positive: Radiating pain in posterior thigh.

    Indicates: Sciatic Radiculopathy

          

  4. Millgram's TestPositive: Reproduction of radicular pain or inability to perform correctly due to Tripod Sign.

    Indicates: Sciatic Radiculopathy

    *KEEP HANDS IN LAP

          

  5. Bowstring SignPositive: Pain in the lumbar region or radiculopathy

    Indicates: Sciatic erve root compression. Helps to rule out tight hamstrings.

          

  6. Toe WalkPositive: Inability to perform test

    Indicates: L4-L5 disc problem (L5 nerve root)

          

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