Start with a free account for 3 free CME credits. Already a subscriber? Sign in.

Paper Chase #4: Physical Therapy is the Right Prescription for Sciatica

Brett Ebeling, MD and Nate Finnerty, MD
00:00
03:23
Sign in or subscribe to listen

No me gusta!

The flash player was unable to start. If you have a flash blocker then try unblocking the flash content - it should be visible below.

Referral from primary care to physical therapy for recent onset sciatica, improved disability, and other outcomes compared with usual care, though, the results were modest.

To view chapter written summaries, you need to subscribe.

Sign up today for full access to all episodes.

Dana L. -

Hello,

Just want to clarify after hearing the podcast. I have documented a +SLR test on patients that I eventually, after thorough exam, diagnosed with sciatica. Is this appropriate documentation in a dx of sciatica?

Mike W., MD -

Good thought. The + SLR is traditionally numbness below the knee at 30-45 degrees of SLR but this is not 100% specific for epidural compression syndrome and certainly could cause significant pain in patients w sciatica. Good question but the short version, certainly should document your findings in PE, and then 'interpret them' in the context of the MDM in light of the patients entire clinical picture.
M

To join the conversation, you need to subscribe.

Sign up today for full access to all episodes and to join the conversation.

To download files, you need to subscribe.

Sign up today for full access to all episodes.
Urgent Care Rap February 2021 Written Summary 474 KB - PDF

To earn CME for this chapter, you need to subscribe.

Sign up today for full access to all episodes and earn CME.

0.25 Free AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ certified by Hippo (2021)

  1. Complete Quiz
  2. Complete Evaluation
  3. Print Certificate

3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ certified by Hippo (2021)

  1. Complete Quiz
  2. Complete Evaluation
  3. Print Certificate