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What does a positive slump test indicate?
Last Updated: 29th April, 2020
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Keeping this in view, what is a positive slump test?
The Slump test is used to evaluate for lumbar nerve root impingement or irritation. It begins with the patient seated on the table with both hips and knees positioned at 90°. The examiner stands to the side of the patient. A positive Slump test result is demonstrated with the reproduction of radicular symptoms.
Similarly, what does a positive straight leg raise test usually indicate? The straight leg raise test is used to assess for the impingement of a nerve root from a herniated disc or from a space-occupying lesion by stretching that root. A positive straight leg raise test usually indicates S1 or L5 root irritation. Sensitivity is about 91%, and specificity is 26%.
In this regard, what does a slump test tell you?
The concrete slump test measures the consistency of fresh concrete before it sets. It is performed to check the workability of freshly made concrete, and therefore the ease with which concrete flows. The slump test is used to ensure uniformity for different loads of concrete under field conditions.
What is slump stretching?
Slump stretching is achieved when sitting in a slouched position (ie, with thoracic and lumbar flexion and a posterior pelvic tilt) and actively flexing one's cervical spine as far as possible while remaining comfortable.