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1

The hallmark posture observation of low back pain:

The Shift

  • If present, try to reduce it
  • If it reduces (centralizes) perform the AROM exercises
  • If it doesn’t, continue with the examination and consider it for later use.

2

flattened back may be suggestive of 

  • disc 
  • SI joint
  • Spine stenosis (especially in the elderly)

3

Which of the examination findings with respect to cauda equina has the highest sensitivity with respect to the disorder?

rapidity of symptoms

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