Table 3

Objective findings associated with NC patients by survey respondents

Objective clinical findings

No. of respondents


Provocation of symptoms on lumbar extension

29 (58.0%)


Limited lumbar spinal extension ROM

21 (42.0%)


Stooped standing posture

8 (16.0%)


Flattened lumbar lordosis

3 (6.0%)


Normal neurological testing

4 (8.0%)


Variable neurological test findings

8 (16.0%)


Abnormal neurological testing

7 (14.0%)


Normal vascular testing

2 (4.0%)


*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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