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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:

    1) Inability to raise tight
    Indicates: Iliopsoas spasm

    2) Pain in the anterior thigh
    Indicates: Inflammation if lumbar nerve roots

    3) Pain in the lumbar region
    Indicates: Lumber nerve root adhesions

    *ASK: Where is the pain? What does it feel like?
  3. Positive: Radiating pain and/or posterior thigh pain

    Indicates: Sciatic radiculopathy or tight hamstrings. Positive between 35-70 degrees = possible discogenic sciatic radiculopathy (Cipriano).
  4. 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
  5. Paraspinal Muscles (Superficial Layer)
    Spinalis
    Longissimus
    Iliocostalis
    Sciatic Nerve
    Gluteus Maximus
    Gluteus Medius
    Hamstrings
    Biceps Femoris
    Semitendinosus
    Semimembranosus
    Anterior Abdominal Muscles
  6. Flexion: 25
    Extension: 30
    Left Lateral Bending: 25
    Right Lateral Bending: 25
    Left Rotation: 30
    Right Rotation: 30

6 True/False questions

  1. Lasegue TestPositive: Inability to perform test

    Indicates: L5-S1 disc problem (S1 nerve root)

          

  2. Lumbar Spine Bony PalpationLumbar Spinous Processes

    Sacral Tubercles

    Iliac Crest

    PSIS

          

  3. Buckling Sign (Cipriano)Positive: Pain in the posterior thigh with sudden knee flexion (buckle)

    Indicates: Sciatic Radiculopathy

          

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

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

          

  5. Goldthwait'a SignPositive: Localized pain, low back or radiating pain down the leg.

    Indicates:
    1) Pain before spinouses close = Possible SI problem

    2) Pain after spinouses close = Possible lumbo-sacral problem

    *W on spinouses and do a Straight Leg Raiser

          

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

    Indicates: Sciatic Radiculopathy

    *KEEP HANDS IN LAP