Decision Aid Summary
|Title||Herniated disk in lower back: Treatment options.|
|Audience||People diagnosed with a herniated disc who have back or leg pain, or numbness and tingling in your legs. Not for people with back pain from other causes, a herniated disc without symptoms, or symptoms for less than 6 weeks|
|Options included||Treatment wihtout surgery.
Shots in your back (epidural injections).
Surgery (open surgery).
Minimally invasive surgery.
|Year of last update or review||2019|
|Format||Web, paper, PDF|
|How to obtain||Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website|
|Where was it developed?||https://optiongrid.ebsco.com/
|Health condition||Herniated Disk|
|Type of decision aid||Treatment|
|Based on IPDAS criteria (International Patient Decision Aid Standards) this decision aid (and/or supporting materials) meets:|
|6 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid|
|9 out of 9 criteria to lower the risk of making a biased decision|
|Not applicable: other criteria for decision aids about screening or testing|
Last modified: 2019-06-26.