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for Extremity Pain, Weakness or Numbness

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Extremity Pain, Weakness or Numbness
Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines Consider CTS for hand numbness, joint conditions for shoulder, knee or hip pain. Is there both weakness and numbness? Is there radicular pain? Is there a pattern? Is the illness progressive?
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit Depends on the area and symptoms. EMG if symptoms worsen or motor involvement is present
Patient Education/Information (includes preps) CTS, occupational advice, exercise as appropriate to condition
Appointment Timeframe Urgent if weakness or new onset radicular symptoms
How to Get Results to Consultant UMHS Patients: See MiChart
External Patients: Hand carry non-UM records and MRI films to visit
Clinic Contact Information Physicians: 800-962-3555
Patients: 734-936-9020
Clinic Location Sites Neurology Clinic at Taubman Center
UM Consulting Physician General Neurology Faculty
Revised on: 01/12/2015

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