Table 4

Specific clinical tests used by respondents to diagnose NC

Specific Clinical Tests

No. of respondents


Cycle test

14 (28.0%)


Walking test

6 (12.0%)


Stooped walking test

8 (16.0%)


Cycle vs walking test

7 (14.0%)


Inclined hill walking test

2 (4.0%)


Sustained or repeated lumbar extension test

9 (18.0%)


Vascular testing

6 (12.0%)


Neurological testing

2 (4.0%)


Lasegue's sign (straight leg raise) test

3 (6.0%)


*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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