Table 1: The therapeutic focus and importance of a multidisciplinary team and the number of experts consulted in the development of each care pathway.

Manuscript identificationTherapeutic focusEmphasis on MDTNumber (N) and spectrum of experts consulted

Avellanal et al. [24]Epiduroscopy as a diagnostic and therapeutic tool in FBSSYesN = 4
Wide
Psychological and medical management excluded

Chan and Peng [25]All consideredYesN = 2
Narrow

Desai et al. [12]Medical, rehabilitative, and behavioral treatmentRelated to medical, rehabilitative, and behavioral treatment onlyN = 5
Wide

Durand et al. [20]Medical managementDiscussed in relation to cognitive or behavioral disorders onlyN = 3
Narrow

Ganty and Sharma [26]NeuromodulationYesN = 2
Narrow

Van Buyten and Linderoth [2]NeuromodulationNoneN = 5
Wide
Conservative management was not discussed
Authors’ comment concerning historical algorithms: “several algorithms for the treatment of FBSS that focus largely on diagnosis and possible orthopaedic and neurosurgical interventions have been published; however, the place of SCS in these algorithms has remained unclear”