T1-T2 Nerve Root test is a thoracic spine examination procedure that tests for T1-T2 nerve root compression.
Patient should be awake and cooperative during a T1 -T2 Never Root test.
- Patient may stand or sit during the procedure.
- The patient abducts her shoulder at 90 degres, flexes her elbow at 90 degree sand pronates forearm at 90 degrees. The examiner assists the patient during the exam.
- The patient places hand behind her nack.
- The examiner checks for any abnormal motion or signs of pain as the patient moves from one position to another.
Positive T1-T2 Nerve Root test
There is positive T1-T2 Nerve Root test when the patient complains of scapular pain. This sign could indicate the presence of nerve root compression.
Conditions such as disc lesions along level T1 – T2 are very rare. Aside from scapular pain, patients may also exhibit neurologic outlet symptoms during a T1-T2 nerve root test.