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for Disk Hernation/Radiculopathy

Disk Hernation/Radiculopathy
Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines
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
3) Progressive weakness or bile bladder symptoms are surgical indications
Appointment Timeframe 1) Urgent for progressive weakness
2) Emergent for associated bowel/bladder dysfunction
How to Get Results to Consultant UMHS Patients: See MiChart
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 Rakesh D Patel, M.D.
Revised on: 01/14/2015