Care Pathway for the Management of Lumbar Disc Herniation with Radiculopathy

Including:

  • All injured adults with lumbar disc herniation within the first 3 months of care. Refer patients who still suffer from neurological signs after 3 months of care to a physician for further evaluation.

At initial contact, educate and reassure the patient about the favourable prognosis of lumbar disc herniation with radiculopathy. Patients greatly improve their recovery by activity participating in their care.

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