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UMHS Home/Logo Consult Request Guidelines

for Low Back Pain

Low Back Pain
Suggested Pre-Referral Evaluation and Management Guidelines
  • Screen for potentially serious causes
  • Relative rest, early return to activity
  • NSAIDs; opioid analagesic for severe pain
  • Patient education
  • Suggested Additional Test/Management Prior to Specialty Visit Lumbar spine x-ray if history of cancer, age > 55, or presence of fevers, chills, night sweats, unexplained weight loss, saddle anesthesia, or bladder incontinence.
    Patient Education/Information (includes preps)
  • Spine self-care
  • Home exercise program
  • Body mechanics
  • Ergonomic principles
  • Appointment Timeframe 2-3 weeks
    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 Rita N. Ayyangar, M.D.
    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.
    Mara Mindy Isser Sax, D.O.
    Daniel Leung, D.O.
    James K. Richardson, M.D.
    John A. Yarjanian, D.O.
    Revised on: 01/26/2015