Spurling test

The Spurling test is a clincal maneuver used to assess nerve root pain (radiculopathy). It is usually performed by the examiner turning the patient's head to the affected side while extending and applying downward pressure to the top of the patient's head.

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rID: 71741
System: Head & Neck
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Spurling manouver
  • Spurling's test

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