Examination of Low Back Pain Questions & Answers

Updated: May 15, 2018
  • Author: Bradley J Sandella, DO, ATC; Chief Editor: Vinod K Panchbhavi, MD, FACS  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is included in the clinical evaluation of low back pain (LBP)?

Periprocedural Care

What steps should be taken prior to exam of low back pain (LBP)?

What equipment is required to perform a clinical evaluation of low back pain (LBP)?

What is included in patient preparation for low back pain (LBP) exam?

Technique

What are the initial steps in the clinical evaluation of low back pain (LBP)?

How does the clinical evaluation of low back pain (LBP) begin?

What is included in the standing inspection of low back pain (LBP)?

What is included in the seating inspection of low back pain (LBP)?

What is included in the lying inspection of low back pain (LBP)?

What is included in the gait inspection of low back pain (LBP)?

How is the active range of motion assessed in the evaluation of low back pain (LBP)?

What is the role of isometric muscle testing in the evaluation of low back pain (LBP)?

What is the role of palpation in the evaluation of low back pain (LBP)?

How is neurological dysfunction assessed in the evaluation of low back pain (LBP)?

How is the straight leg raise test performed in the evaluation of low back pain (LBP)?

What is the demonstration of the straight leg raise technique as part of an exam for low back pain (LBP)?

How is the Lasegue test performed in the evaluation of low back pain (LBP)?

How is the slump test performed in the evaluation of low back pain (LBP)?

What is the role of femoral nerve traction test in the evaluation of low back pain (LBP)?

How is joint dysfunction assessed in the evaluation of low back pain (LBP)?

What is the role of one leg standing test in the evaluation of low back pain (LBP)?

What is the role of Patrick-FABER test in the evaluation of low back pain (LBP)?

How is the Trendelenburg test used to evaluate muscle stabilization in patients with low back pain (LBP)?

How is a neurological exam performed in the evaluation of low back pain (LBP)?

How is the Babinski test performed in the evaluation of low back pain (LBP)?

How is the Oppenheim test performed in the evaluation of low back pain (LBP)?

What is the role of cremasteric reflex test in the evaluation of low back pain (LBP)?

What is included in the vascular exam in the evaluation of low back pain (LBP)?