Decision Aid Summary

Title Lumbar Herniated Disc: Should I Have Surgery?
Audience People with a herniated disc in their low back.
Options included Have surgery for your herniated disc.
Don't have surgery.
Try medecines, exercise, physical therapy or steroid injections instead.
Year of last update or review 2016
Format Web, paper
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Healthwise
Where was it developed? www.healthwise.org
Healthwise
US
Health condition Herniated Disk
Type of decision aid Treatment
Language English
Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:
7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid
8 out of 8 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision
Not applicable: other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing

Last modified: 2017-04-06.