Spurling Test

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Spurling Test

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Used to test for cervical nerve root compression

  • Patient is seated, the examiner rotates and sidebends the patient’s head toward the side being tested, and a compressive force is directed from the top of the head down in through the cervical spine.​
  • Positive for reproduction of the patient’s pain or numbness/tingling located within the nerve root distribution

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