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
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 Spinal Stenosis
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.