CONSULT REQUEST GUIDELINES                                                                         Print

Disk Hernation/Radiculopathy

Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines
1)NSAID's
2)Oral steroid taper
3)Extension based PT program
4)Epidural injection through the Spine Program
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit 1) MRI
2) CT/Myelogram if patient unable to obtain MRI
Patient Education/Information (includes preps) 1) 90% of disk herniations improve without surgery
2) Non operative treatments serve to temporize symptoms as radiculopathy improve
Appointment Timeframe 1) Urgent for progressive weakness
2) Emergent for associated bowel/bladder dysfunction
How to Get Results to Consultant UMHS Patients: See CareWeb
External Patients: Patients must obtain and hand carry hardcopy radiographic studies (MRI/CT/X-rays)
Clinic Contact Information Physicians: 800-962-3555
Patients: For first available spine surgeon: 734-936-5780
For specific physician please contact office directly
Clinic Location Sites Taubman - Orthopaedic Surgery
UM Consulting Physician Gregory P. Graziano, M.D.
Rakesh D Patel, M.D.
Revised on: 09/25/2009
 
 

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