Name of test



Spurling A test

What it tests



This tests is used to identify cervical radiculopathy

How to do it



The patient is seated. In the original test, the patient is asked to side bend the head to the painful side while the examiner places a compression force of approximately 7 kilograms through the top of the head in an effort to further narrow the intervertebral foramen.

The normal response


What it means if not normal


Comments



Reliability: k= .60 (.32, .87)

Citations






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