Cough test and Valsalva maneuver are designed to increase intrathecal pressure, or pressure on the spinal nerves in the intervertebral foraminal spaces.
Overview of Orthopedic Assessment Tests for the Low Back and Pelvis
Orthopedic assessment testing works by what could be called “stress and assess”. The test adds a physical stress and we assess the client’s response.
Special Orthopedic Assessment Tests for the Neck – Space Occupying Conditions
The term “space occupying condition” is used to describe a condition in which there is compression on a spinal nerve in the intervertebral foramen.