The straight leg rising test is a test that orthopedists give to determine if you have a herniated disc in your back or not. People with back pain and pain in their legs often receive this test because a herniated disc is often the cause of the pain but generally this test is part of the regular physical exam. When you go in for the test, the doctor will place you on your back and then you will need to fold in one of the legs. Then you would turn your leg towards the chest. After this the doctor would ask you to lift the other leg in a straight manner. If during the test you have pain and discomfort, it is likely that you could have a herniated disc.
You Can Do This Test At Home
You do not have to wait for a visit to the doctor to…
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