Spurling test

Spurling test

(spŭr'ling),
evaluation for cervical nerve root impingement in which the patient extends the neck and rotates and laterally bends the head toward the symptomatic side; an axial compression force is then applied by the examiner through the top of the patient's head; the test is considered positive when the maneuver elicits the typical radicular arm pain.

Spur·ling test

(spŭr'ling test)
Evaluation for cervical nerve root impingement in which the patient extends the neck and rotates and laterally bends the head toward the symptomatic side; an axial compression force is then applied by the examiner through the top of the patient's head; the test is considered positive when the maneuver elicits the typical radicular arm pain.

Spurling maneuver

, Spurling test (spŭrl′ing)
Extending the patient's neck, moving the head to the affected side, and applying an axial load to the cervical spine to determine if symptoms of paresthesia or pain intensify. The maneuver is used in the physical assessment of patients with possible cervical nerve root compression. This test is not performed until the possibility of a cervical spine fracture or dislocation has been ruled out.
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Per questo, si e ritenuto necessario sviluppare il primo obiettivo di questo studio, che si propone di valutare la validita (o accuratezza diagnostica) di 2 test clinici provocativi: lo "Spurling test" e "Upper Limb Neurodynamic Test 1 o ULNT1 nel predire la diagnosi di radicolopatia cervicale, poi confrontata o smentita dalla diagnosi elettromiografica.
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The Spurling test is useful to confirm cervical disc prolapse as the cause.
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