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Neck/Back Pain
Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines Ask about radicular pain, weakness or numbness
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit A trial of NSAIDs, perhaps rest for a few days, and consider physical therapy if chronic, mild and without associated neurologic symptoms
MQIC Guideline
Patient Education/Information (includes preps)
1) May provide education about lifting, back and neck exercises, cervical support pillow
2) Back problems and procedures
3) Acute Low Back Pain Guideline
Appointment Timeframe With associated weakness, or bowel and bladder symptoms, evaluation is urgent/emergent. Otherwise try measures indicated and send refractory patients to General Neurology clinic, Spine PMR clinic, or Center for Interventional Pain Medicine (Pain Clinic).
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 Health Care Center
Back and Pain Center at Burlington Building
Back and Pain Center at Brighton Health Center
UM Consulting Physician General Neurology Faculty
Revised on: 01/12/2015

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