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Table 8 Ranking for clinical examination clinical indicators that achieved consensus

From: Clinical indicators to identify neuropathic pain in low back related leg pain: a modified Delphi study

1) Positive neurological signs (including altered reflexes, sensation and muscle power in dermatomal/myotomal or cutaneous nerve distribution) increases your index of suspicion that there is a NP component to low back related leg pain
2) A loss of function of small fibre testing increases your index of suspicion that there is a NP component to low back related leg pain
3) Allodynia and/or hyperpathia within the distribution of pain increases your index of suspicion that there is a NP component to low back related leg pain
  1. Ranking of importance: 1 = highest important, 3 = least important