Decision Aid Summary
|Title||Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: Should I Have Surgery?|
|Audience||Patients with lumbar spinal stenosis considering surgery.|
|Options included||Have surgery to relieve your symptoms.
Don't have surgery. Try medicine, exercise, and/or physical therapy instead.
|Year of last update or review||2015|
|How to obtain||Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website|
|Where was it developed?||www.healthwise.org
|Health condition||Spinal Stenosis|
|Type of decision aid||Treatment|
|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.