"Positive straight leg raise test" for lower back conditions?
I was looking at the "disorders of the spine" that qualify for SSD. One of the things it says is "if there is involvement of the lower back, positive straight-leg raising test (sitting and supine);". This is a test for "lumbosacral nerve root irritation, for example due to disc prolapse". As far as I can recall from my medical reports, this test was negative for me. Would I be disqualified? I certainly have pain that shoots from my lumbar area around my buttock and down the front of my thigh. I also have numbness in my right hand -- possibly from cervical disc problems. I've been told I have "severe DDD at all levels". I am in constant pain. I clearly have DDD, but I'm concerned about this test. Anyone have any info or experience in this area? Thanks for any help or advice!