Herniated Disk

Suggested when back pain radiates down a leg
  • Dermatomal paresthesias
  • More likely if Positive straight leg raise
More serious if:
  • Unilateral motor weakness (esp. test 1st Toe dorsiflex & plantarflex)
  • Objective anesthesia in symptomatic dermatome
  • Unilataral decreased DTR (esp. Achilles)

See posting Back Pain & Neck Pain.

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