Review of the straight leg raise test
The diagnosis these doctors missed.
When your doctor performs a test you need them to know all of the possible diagnoses. This research shows many doctors get this wrong. Dr. William Brady, of the Brady Back Institute, reviews this research and comments on modern improvements. Sciatic nerve entrapment can limit the straight leg raise test. Your doctor needs to know this
5:00 – Doctors are aware of how important the straight leg raise test is.
7:19 – Doctors often misinterpert the results of the test and are unaware of the possible coorelation with sciatic nerve entrapment.
10:01 – Dr. Brady points out the level of misunderstanding and how it affects treatment.