Purpose: neural tension test
Procedure: Pt. supine as examiner performs SLR, then drops leg back down slightly until symptoms are relieved. Pt. then asked to flex the neck.
+ Result: 1) symptoms reproduced in lumbar region, leg or arm, indicating stretching of dura mater of spinal cord or lesion of spinal cord 2) if pain does not increase, lesion is within lumbosacral or sacroiliac joints