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What is Straight Leg Raise Test or SLR Test?

I was recently seen by a specialist for low back pain. My medical record suggests positive "Straight Leg Raise (SLR) Test". Can anyone explain the significance of positive "Straight Leg Raise Test".
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  • 'Robin' on
  • 07/12/2014
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  • Pramod Kerkar, MD, FFARCSI, DA
  • Pramod Kerkar, MD, FFARCSI, DA

Straight Leg Raise Test or SLR Test is done while patient is lying flat on back. Leg is raised from ground while flexing the leg at hip and maintaining leg straight at knee joint. Straight Leg Raise Test or SLR test is positive if patient feels sciatic or severe leg pain after the leg is raised to or above 30 degree from the ground. The positive Straight Leg Raise Test or SLR Test suggests L5 herniated disc. Straight Leg Raise Test or SLR Test is also known as Lasegue' Sign or Lasegue Test.

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