Slump Test

 Slump Test

Slump Test is used for Detecting Disc Bulging or Herniation.

  • Sitting with the back straight, the patient is encouraged to slump into lumbar and thoracic flexion while looking straight ahead.
  • Then the patient fully flexes the neck and extends one knee.
  • Last, the patient dorsiflexes the ipsilateral foot.

  • Positive if reproduction of familiar radicular pain occurs

  • Sensitivity: 84 %
  • Specificity: 83 %

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