Purpose: To identify patients with neck and arm pain likely presenting with cervical radiculopathy based on specific patient characteristics.
Stage of CPR Development: Derivation.
1. Positive Upper Limb Tension Test A
2. Involved cervical rotation < 60 degrees
3. Positive Distraction Test
4. Positive Spurling’s A
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