Table 2

Subjective findings associated with NC patients by survey respondents*

Subjective History findings

No. of respondents


Worse with walking

37 (74.0%)


Eased sitting

32 (64.0%)


Eased flexion

29 (58.0%)


Worse standing

13 (26.0%)


Paraesthesia/heaviness/cramps/neural sensory changes

12 (24.0%)


Worse in spinal extension

11 (22.0%)


Age related (older patients)

7 (14.0%)


Bilateral lower limb symptoms

6 (12.0%)


Reduced walking distance/activity levels

6 (12.0%)


Longstanding LBP

4 (8.0%)


Worse downhill walking/better uphill

3 (6.0%)


Shopping trolley sign

2 (4.0%)


Worse uphill walking

1 (2.0%)


*Respondents allowed to identify more than 1 category

Comer et al. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2009 10:121   doi:10.1186/1471-2474-10-121

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