Care Pathway for the Management of Lumbar Disc Herniation with Radiculopathy

Is the patient recovered after 3 months?

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Reassess the patient at every visit to determine if additional care is necessary, of if the condition is worsening.

Discharge the patient as soon as they report significant improvement in recovery. Use the self-rated recovery question to measure recovery:

"How well do you feel you are recovering from your injuries?"

No

No

No

Yes

Are symptoms ≤3 months?

Yes

Management of Symptoms

 

Based on shared decision making between the patient and provider, any one of the following therapeutic interventions is recommended:

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Yes

Yes

No

No

Discharge

Are symptoms >3 months?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Discharge

No