*Foraminal Compression (Cervical Spine): Laterally bend the head with mild pressure toward the side of complaint and then press downward. AN increase or radiation of pain into the arm will indicate narrowing of the cervical foramina caused by degenerative joint disease or disc damage.
*Soto Hall Test (Cervical Spine): Patient laying flat on back lifts head flexing it onto the chest with the other hand placed on the sternum for counter pressure. Patient is able to localize neck pain to the involved segments.
*Shoulder Depression (Cervical Spine): Laterally bend head then push downward on the shoulder. Test causes traction on the cervicothoracic muscle groups as well as nerve root tension/traction.
Kemp’s Test (Dorsolumbar Spine): Bend back obliquely with the patient in a standing position. It can also be preformed in a seated position. If pain radiates down sciatic nerve on the side that the patient is bending toward, it can indicate disc involvement or dermatomal allocation of pain.
Fabere’s Test (Lumbar Spine/Hip): Place the malleolus of the ankle on the opposite knee and push down on the knee. Positive of hip joint lesions when unable to do or causes great pain. The test can indicate sacroiliac lesions when it causes lower back pain.
Yeoman’s Test (Lumbar Spine): With the patient in a prone position, place pressure over the lower lumbar spine on the left side while raising the left hip into passive hip extension. Positive results indicate inflammation and lesion in the lumbar spine and potentially in the sacroiliac joint on the same side of the testing.