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for Spinal Stenosis/Neurogenic Claudication

Spinal Stenosis/Neurogenic Claudication
Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines 1) NSAID's
2) Flexion-based PT program
3) Epidural injection
Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit 1) MRI
2) CT/Myelogram if patient unable to obtain MRI
Patient Education/Information (includes preps)  
Appointment Timeframe 1) Urgent with new onset of weakness
2) Emergent with 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