Ankylosing spondylitis physical examination

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Overview

The Schober's test, which is typically performed during a physical examination, is helpful in evaluating how well the spine can move.

Physical Examination

The Schober's test is a useful clinical measure of flexion of the lumbar spine performed during examination.[1]

References

  1. Thomas E, Silman AJ, Papageorgiou AC, Macfarlane GJ, Croft PR. (1998). "Association between measures of spinal mobility and low back pain. An analysis of new attenders in primary care.". Spine. 23 (2): 343–7. PMID 9507623. 

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