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Kernig's Sign

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Uploaded on Dec 2, 2008

Kernig's Sign is an orthopedic test used to help diagnose nerve root impingment. It is performed by having the patient perform a straight leg raise until there is pain and then relieving the symptoms through knee flexion. A positive test is relief of symptoms with knee flexion. The verbal description for this test was taken from Clinical Skills Documentation Guide for Athletic Training by Amato et al

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