Musculoskeletal Tests, Spine

These musculoskeletal tests are used to diagnose common injuries around the spine. Back pain ranks second only to the common cold as a symptomatic reason to visit the doctor's office. Approximately 70% of adults have one or several significant bouts of low back pain at some time in their lives. Fortunately, most causes of back pain respond to conservative treatment measures early on. However, following recurrent episodes of back pain, the natural history is typically progressive degenerative change as one ages.

The spine plays a central role in achieving the maneuvers ...

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