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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 analgesics for unusual 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 Back, Neck and Spine Team
    Revised on: 12/21/2015