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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
Developer EBSCO Health
Where was it developed? https://optiongrid.ebsco.com/
EBSCO Health
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:
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.