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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 severe 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
  • 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 CareWeb
    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 Rita N. Ayyangar, M.D. -- Pediatric
    Rishi Bakshi, D.O.
    Anthony E. Chiodo, M.D.
    Miles O. Colwell, M.D.
    Anita S. Craig, D.O.
    Andrew J. Haig, M.D.
    Anne G. Hartigan, M.D.
    Daniel Leung, D.O.
    James K. Richardson, M.D.
    Mara Mindy Isser Sax, D.O.
    John A. Yarjanian, D.O.
    Revised on: 10/07/2009