Cervical Rotation Lateral Flexion Test
- Examines mobility of first rib and its relation to increasing tension on the neurovascular structures of the brachial plexus
- Patient is seated
- Examiner passively rotates the head away from the tested side and gently laterally flexes the neck to end range by moving the patients head so that the ear moves towards the chest.
- Positive test: Blocked or drastically reduced neck lateral flexion with a hard or bony end feel