Consistency of history taking and physical examination in patients with suspected lumbar nerve root involvement.

@article{Vroomen2000ConsistencyOH,
  title={Consistency of history taking and physical examination in patients with suspected lumbar nerve root involvement.},
  author={Patrick C. A. J. Vroomen and Marc C T F M de Krom and J. Andr{\'e} Knottnerus},
  journal={Spine},
  year={2000},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={91-6; discussion 97}
}
STUDY DESIGN A cross-sectional study of interobserver variability in primary care patients. OBJECTIVE To investigate the consistency of signs and symptoms of nerve root compression in primary care patients with pain irradiating pain into the leg (sciatica). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA The literature does not report on all the clinical tests for nerve root compression. In previous studies, most patients had low back pain with no irradiation. Often, little information on examination technique… CONTINUE READING
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