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negative bilateral straight leg raise test [1 record]

Record 1 2013-02-25


Subject field(s)
  • Diagnostic Procedures (Medicine)
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Physiotherapy
  • Chiropractic

The arbitrator found no causal relationship based on inconsistencies in the records of the treating physicians. Primarily, this concerned inconsistencies with the petitioner’s complaints of pain in his legs. He initially had a negative bilateral straight leg raise test. A few weeks later another doctor described a positive bilateral straight leg raise at 40 degrees.


Negative results provided by the bilateral straight leg raise test indicate no motion problem in the lumbar region.


  • Méthodes diagnostiques (Médecine)
  • Appareil locomoteur (Médecine)
  • Physiothérapie
  • Chiropratique

Les résultats négatifs du test en bilatéral, ou double élévation des jambes tendues (DEJT), indiquent qu'il n'y a aucun problème de mobilisation au niveau lombaire.


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