Care Pathway for the Management of Non-specific Low Back Pain

Referrals and Collaborations

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Incomplete recovery:

  • Refer to the physician for further evaluation

Signs of lumbar disc hernation with radiculopathy:

Major symptom change (new or worsening physical, mental or psychological symptoms):

  • Refer to a physician for further evaluation at any time point during 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?

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

Yes

Discharge

Yes

No

No