Name of test



Axial Compression Test

What it tests



If Axial Compression on the head (which reduces the space in the neural foramina) worsens symptoms, pressure on the exiting nerve roots can be the cause.

How to do it



DO NOT DO THIS TEST.

1. it can be painful

2. it can make the patient worse (and he or she might blame you!)

3. the response is a subject "wign" anyway–this test does not produce an objective finding

The normal response



DO NOT DO THIS TEST.

What it means if not normal



DO NOT DO THIS TEST.

Comments



Did I mention this? *DO NOT DO THIS TEST. *

Citations





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