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Naffzingers Test

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Other Names

  • Naffzinger’s test
  • Naffziger Test

Purpose

Demonstration of Naffzinger's Test[1]
  • Evaluate cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine for nerve root compression

Description

  • Patient is seated or laying supine, examiner is behind patient
  • Examiner applies pressure to bilateral jugular veins for approximately 30 seconds
  • Examiner asks patient to cough
  • Positive test
    • Reproduction of pain along the same distribution

Pathology


Evidence

  • Unknown

See Also


References

  1. Image courtesy of youtube.com, "Naffziger's Test"
Created by:
John Kiel on 27 May 2020 15:03:55
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30 June 2022 13:40:28
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