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Describes Positive Lumbar Range of Motion

Dr. Joe Papia Chiropractor in Tampa FL

explains the meaning of a positive ROM test


The lumbar range of motion test checks the range of motion in the lower back. The test is specific for the joints and disc in the lumbar spine.

A positive test would limit the range of motion in the low back indicating possible spinal joint or disc related involvement.

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Dr. Papia Chiropractor in 33603 describes Valsalva Test

Dr. Joe Papia Chiropractor in Downtown Tampa FL describes a positive valsalva test

A positive valsalva test is used to determine the origin of your low back pain.

In this video Dr. Joe Papia who practices chiropractic in the 33603 area of Tampa FL describes the meaning of the test


Back pain can be the result of many anatomical problems. The valsalva test specifically test the disc in the lower back.

Definition of Valsalva Test:

“The Valsalva maneuver is used to aid in the clinical diagnosis of problems or injury in the nerves of the cervical spine. Upon performing the Valsalva maneuver, intraspinal pressure slightly increases. Thus, neuropathies or radicular pain may be felt or exacerbated, and this may indicate impingement on a nerve by an intervertebral disc or other part of the anatomy.”

Examination Tests described

by Dr. Joe Papia

Chiropractor in Tampa Fl 33602

Look at your examination card for the test with a check mark or positive sign next to it.

Click on the word that corrisponds to that test. Dr. Papia will give a brief video description of the test and the meaning of a positive test.

Chiropractic Examination Tests:

Adsons Test

Bechterews Test

Braggards Test

Cervical Dermatomes

Cervical Lateral Flexion Compression Test

Cervical Range of Motion Test

Cervical Reflexes

Cervical Rotation Compression Test

DLR Test

Fabre Test

Gainslens Test

Heel and Toe Walk Test

Hyperextension Cervical Compression Test

Kemps Test

Kick Test

Linders Test

Lumbar Dermatomes

Lumbar Reflexes

Maximum Cervical Rotary Compression Test

Muscle Test Lower Extremity

Muscle Test Upper Extremity

Neck Distraction Test

Neck Muscle Test

Palpation and Musculature Test

Thoraco-Lumbar Range of Motion

Sciatic Nerve Test

Shoulder Depression Test

SLR Test

Soto-Hall Test

Valsalva Test

Dr. Joe Papia chiropractor in Tampa Fl 33603 will go over the results of your test during your report of findings.