I don’t know why “pop and pray” is considered normal and acceptable.
We see it all the time, even in medicine. Evidence-based medicine turns into “suck it and see”, “trial and error”, “we will reassess you in 12 visits”, which we all know it has to be because even statistically significant doesn’t mean that everyone gets better.
We wouldn’t allow our mechanic or structural engineer to get away with “suck it and see”, so why do we let our healthcare provider?
It doesn’t have to be this way, not when you can have a method of systematic evaluation that can come up with the right result, every time.
This patient had acute low back pain getting steadily worse for one week, walking with difficulty, pain in right testicle and right SI/gluteus maximus (buttock) region. Watch this video (above) and observe as I work out exactly what the problem is and how to fix it in five minutes. I’m not saying it’s always this straightforward, but the Afferentology principles on which this kind of muscle testing is based never fail.