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6 Written questions

6 Multiple choice questions

  1. Positive: Inability to perform test

    Indicates: L5-S1 disc problem (S1 nerve root)
  2. Positive: Inability to perform test and/or low back pain

    Indicates: Weak abdominal muscles or space occupying lesion

    *YOU RAISE LEGS 2-3 inches)
    Instruct the to hold for 30 SECONDS
    SPOT THEM
  3. 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.
  4. Positive: Radiating pain and/or posterior thigh pain

    Indicates: Sciatic radiculopathy or tight hamstrings. Positive between 35-70 degrees = possible discogenic sciatic radiculopathy (Cipriano).
  5. Positive: Inability to perform test

    Indicates: L4-L5 disc problem (L5 nerve root)
  6. Positive: Radiating pain in posterior thigh.

    Indicates: Sciatic Radiculopathy

6 True/False questions

  1. Hoover's SignPositive: 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.

          

  2. Lumbar Spine Bony PalpationParaspinal Muscles (Superficial Layer)
    Spinalis
    Longissimus
    Iliocostalis
    Sciatic Nerve
    Gluteus Maximus
    Gluteus Medius
    Hamstrings
    Biceps Femoris
    Semitendinosus
    Semimembranosus
    Anterior Abdominal Muscles

          

  3. Lumbar Spine Soft Tissue PalpationParaspinal Muscles (Superficial Layer)
    Spinalis
    Longissimus
    Iliocostalis
    Sciatic Nerve
    Gluteus Maximus
    Gluteus Medius
    Hamstrings
    Biceps Femoris
    Semitendinosus
    Semimembranosus
    Anterior Abdominal Muscles

          

  4. Bechterew'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: 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.

          

  6. Lewin Standing TestPositive: Radiating pain down the leg causing flexion of the patient's knee or knees

    Indicates: Gluteal, lumbosacral or sacroiliac pathologies.