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for Interventional Spine Treatment

Interventional Spine Treatment
Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines
  • Screen for potentially serious causes
  • NSAIDs; opioid analgesics for unusual pain
  • Patient education
  • Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit
  • MRI for radiating pain
  • CT if MRI contraindicated
  • Patients on coumadin will need clearance from prescribing physician to stop medication prior to procedure
  • PT, INR on day of procedure if on coumadin
    Patient Education/Information (includes preps)
  • Patient information sheets
  • Stop plavix 7 days prior to procedure
  • Stop NSAIDs 5 days prior to procedure
  • Stop coumadin 5 days prior to procedure
  • NPO, driver required if sedation used
  • Injection contraindicated in pregnancy, active infection
    Appointment Timeframe 1 week
    How to Get Results to Consultant UMHS Patients: See MiChart
    External Patients: hand carry medical records and clinic notes to visit
    Clinic Contact Information Physician: 800-962-3555
    Patient: 734-936-7175
    Clinic Location Sites Burlington Building - Ann Arbor
    UM Consulting Physician Back, Neck and Spine Team
    Revised on: 12/21/2015