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Background/Purpose

Assess the passive and contractile components of the cervical spine using manual palpation. It is important to identify the structures and characteristics of the structures. Some characteristics of palpation might include turgor, tension, temperature, tenderness, spasm, inflammation, swelling, rigidity, and flaccidity.

Procedure

Have the patient placed in a comfortable position - seated, supine or prone, and palpate the tissues of the cervical spine. Work in superficial to deep progression.
Performed: Bilaterally

Dialog

Palpation of the cervical soft-tissues.

Criteria

  • No tenderness
  • No swelling
  • No Hypertonicity or muscle spasm
  • No masses or enlarged lymph nodes

Measurement

LOINC Code

Scale/Grading

selection range; grade - LOINC ID

Q Values


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2021-06-14 19:23:30
Test ID:461 Version:0