Spondyloarthritis: Demonstrating Lumbar Lateral Flexion

Spondyloarthritis: Demonstrating Lumbar Lateral Flexion

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The response to our Modified Schober Test demonstration was great, with over 700 views so far!

Our patients with inflammatory back pain have Spondyloarthritis or the prototype condition, Ankylosing Spondylitis.

While the Modified Schober Test is a well known examination used for these diseases, the restriction measured with forward flexion can be a late event.

Often, the loss of lumbar spinal movement is seen earlier and more markedly in lateral flexion. This video demonstrates this examination.

Rachael Butterworth, our Spondyloarthritis physiotherapist demonstrates on our model, Errol while Dr Roberto Russo facilitates.

We've created a range of videos highlighting some of the examination techniques used to help make a diagnosis in spondyloarthritis. You can find these on our Youtube channel.

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Dr Irwin Lim is a rheumatologist and a director of BJC Health. You should follow him on twitter here.
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