Saturday, December 7, 2013

Some tests your Chiropractor may do to detect a Disc Problem!

On top of a consult (asking a patient question like: "when did it start?", "what were you doing?"...we want to look at a few things. Things like ranges of motion, antalgia (is the person slumped to the left or right because of pain?), maybe a neurological evaluation... And orthopedic tests. Tests like SLR, and Becterew's. What are these - SLR or Straight Leg Raise is where the patient lies on his or her back and the doctor lifts the leg straight up. Becterew's is done seated. The patient raises each leg up as well as both at the same time to reveal back pain.
Here is the SLR Test to help determine the Cause of Lower Back Pain

Each of these tests along with the other things mentioned will help us to determine if a disc injury is present. Of course imagery like an MRI and a detailed patient history can be the most history during our consultation may be the most telling.

The Glastonbury Chiropractor is located in central Connecticut- CT Spine and Disc Center specializes in patients who suffer from sciatica, disc degeneration, bulging disc or herniated disc in the lumbar spine. For low back pain, neck pain, midback pain, headaches, fibromyalgia and more, chiropractic can help you. Call our Glastonbury office at 860-633-8756 to schedule an appointment and to see if you are a candidate for non surgical spinal decompression.

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