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149740 - How to Treat quiz: Lumbar radiculopathy and disc herniation

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Lumbar radiculopathy is a common condition resulting from nerve root impingement or inflammation from a herniated disc. Distribution of symptoms and signs are based on the nerve root involved. History and examination are key to rule out other sinister causes such as infection and malignancy. Any evidence of bladder or bowel dysfunction and weakness requires urgent neurosurgical review to rule out cauda equine syndrome. Most patients will improve within six to eight weeks with conservative management. Surgery should only be reserved for patients who fail conservative therapy. 
 

Learning outcomes
  • On completion of this activity, the participant will be able to discuss the clinical presentation of lumbar radiculopathy.
  • On completion of this activity, the participant will be able to explain the management options for lumbar radiculopathy and their indications.
  • On completion of this activity, the participant will be able to identify red flags in history and examination.
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    Title
    149740 - How to Treat quiz: Lumbar radiculopathy and disc herniation
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    Duration
    1 hour
    Start Date
    01-Feb-2019
    End Date
    31-Dec-2019
    CPD
    1 hour
    Price
    0.00
    Location
    Online
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