Straight leg raise test for herniated, Is it really accurate?

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Straight leg raise test for herniated, Is it really accurate?

Post  emma on Sat Mar 28, 2009 9:08 am

A straight leg raise test is used to help diagnose a lumbar herniated disc because the simple act of raising your leg stretches your spinal nerve root; doctors call this stretching excursion of the nerve. If you have a lumbar herniated disc, it should press on the stretched nerve root as your leg is raised above 30.

Acoording to my experience,if the results are positive,that means herniated disc or soft tissue injuries.so straight leg raise test is not accurate test for herniated disc.

What's your opinion?
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