Lhermitte's sign


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Lhermitte's sign

 [lār´-mēts´]
a sensation like an electric shock coursing down the spine when the neck is flexed; a fairly common sign in multiple sclerosis.
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Positive test is relief or reduction of cervical radicular symptoms Lhermitte's sign Passive anterior Myelopathy cervical flexion.
Deep sensitivity was altered, with lack of vibratory sensation of the sense of position in upper and lower limbs, numbness in hands and feet, and positive Lhermitte's sign. Gait was characteristic of sensory ataxia with postural instability, broad support polygon, positive Romberg's sign, diminished osteotendinous reflexes--especially in lower limbs--and bilateral flexor plantar reflex present.
Provocative tests that can help to identify cervical involvement relating to shoulder pain include Spurling's maneuver, axial compression test, abduction relief sign, and Lhermitte's sign. (10,11)