cervical compression test

cer·vi·cal com·pres·sion test

(sĕr'vi-kăl kŏm-presh'ŭn test)
Maneuver in which the examiner exerts downward pressure on the subject's head. Increased pain or altered sensation indicates pressure on a nerve root.
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For example, cervical compression tests (Kemp's, Jackson's or Spurling's test) or nerve tension tests of the lumbar spine (Braggard's or Bowstring's test) may be required to be used on some--but not all--patients presenting to a chiropractor's office depending on the presence of referred or radicular pain.
Jackson's, Spurling's, and Cervical Compression tests (as described by Vizniak's Clinical Chiropractic Handbook) were all found to be negative for facet joint and nerve root involvement, however left Kemps test was found to cause pain on the left at C1-C2 without radiation.