Purpose: To identify the presence of cervical radiculopathy among patients with upper quadrant pain.
Patient Position: Sitting upright.
Examiner Position: Beside or behind the patient.
Procedure: Ask the patient to turn/rotate the head to the unaffected side. Carefully apply axial compression vertically downwards through the head. Repeat the same on the affected side.
Outcome: The test is positive if the patient has radiating pain down the arm on the corresponding dermatome ipsilaterally. The findings should be used to confirm cervical radiculopathy/nerve compression, in conjunction with other neurologic/manual tests.
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