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for Cervical Radiculopathy

Cervical Radiculopathy
Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines
  • Screen for potentially serious causes
  • Screen for progressive motor weakness
  • NSAIDs; opioid analgesic for unusual pain
  • Gabapentin or amitriptyline for neuropathic pain
  • Patient education
    Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit
  • Cervical AP/lateral, flexion/extension x-rays to rule out instability in patients with trauma or age > 50
  • MRI if progressive weakness
    Patient Education/Information (includes preps)
  • Spine self-care
  • Home exercise program
  • Body mechanics
  • Ergonomic principles
  • Appointment Timeframe 1 week
    How to Get Results to Consultant UMHS Patients: See MiChart
    External Patients: hand carry medical records including obstetric records, previous EMGs, X Rays and surgical evaluations and clinic notes to visit
    Clinic Contact Information Physician: 800-962-3555
    Patient: 734-936-7175
    Clinic Location Sites The Spine Program - Burlington Building
    UM Consulting Physician Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Team
    Revised on: 12/21/2015