Diagnosis and Treatment of Lumbar Disc Herniation with Radiculopathy
NASS continues development of clinical practice guidelines related to the diagnosis and treatment of spinal disorders. Guidelines are developed as educational tools for multidisciplinary spine care professionals to improve patient care by outlining reasonable information-gathering and decision-making processes used in the management of back pain in adults.
This NASS Evidence-based Clinical Guideline for Multidisciplinary Spine Care provides recommendations to address key clinical questions surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of lumbar disc herniation with radiculopathy. The guideline is intended to reflect contemporary treatment concepts for symptomatic lumbar disc herniation with radiculopathy as reflected in the highest quality clinical literature available on this subject as of July 2011. The goals of the guideline recommendations are to assist in delivering optimum, efficacious treatment and functional recovery from this spinal disorder.
2.Guideline Development Methodology
3.Natural History of Lumbar Disc Herniation with Radiculopathy
4.Recommendations for Diagnosis and Treatment of Lumbar Disc Herniation with Radiculopathy
b.Outcome Measures for Treatment
e.Value of Spine Care
98 pages. ©2012 North American Spine Society