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Note that the head cannot normally extend to touch the spinous processes of the
cervical vertebrae. ROTATION. To test rotation, return the head to a neutral
position and move it from side to side in a "no" motion. Normally the head should
Phase II— Examination by Neurologic Levels This phase of the examination is
based upon the fact that pathology in the cervical spine, such as a herniated disc,
is frequently reflected to the upper extremity via the brachial plexus (C5-T1), the ...
the facet joints. In addition, it may help to alleviate muscle spasm by relaxing the
contracted muscles. To perform the cervical spine distraction test, place the open
palm of one hand under the patient's chin, and the other hand upon his occiput.
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