Care Pathway for the Management of Lumbar Disc Herniation with Radiculopathy

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Develop a patient-centered care plan in partnership with the patient

  • Educate and reassure about favourable prognosis of lumbar disc herniation with radiculopathy and the importance of maintaining activity and movement

  • Address prognostic factors for poor recovery 

  • Reassure that it is normal to feel some anxiety, distress or anger. Listen to the patient's concerns, discuss them and adjust the care plan accordingly 

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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

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No

Discharge

Are symptoms >3 months?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Discharge

No