Minor’s sign is obverted as a patient with lower back pain attempts to rise from a seating position. This sign may indicate lumbar/sacroiliac joint pathology (sprain/strain, fracture, disc herniation, sciatica).
- Examiner observes patient rising from seated position to standing.
- Patient may use arms and unaffected lower extremity to support body weight or use hands to “walk” up legs.
Positive AC Shear Test
Presence of antalgic movement: Lumbosacral pathology (SI/lumbar sprain/ strain fracture, disc syndrome, muscular dystrophy, sciatica, myotonia)
A patient in an antalgic posture attempts to minimise spinal loading by distributing their body weight through their arms and hands.