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 updates the recommendations to address key clinical questions surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis. The guideline is intended to reflect contemporary treatment concepts for symptomatic degenerative lumbar spondylolisthesis as reflected in the highest quality clinical literature available on this subject as of May 2013. 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.Recommendation Summary: Comparison of 2008 and Current Recommendations
4. Definition for Degenerative Lumbar Spondylolisthesis
5.Recommendations for Diagnosis and Treatment of Degenerative Lumbar Spondylolisthesis
b.Outcome Measures for Treatment
c.Medical and Interventional Treatment
e. Value of Spine Care
119 pages. ©2014 North American Spine Society