Decision Aid Summary

Title Stenosis of lower back: Treatment options for spinal narrowing.
Audience People diagnosed with spinal stenosis who have experienced leg weakness, numbness, or pain that worsens with standing and walking. Not for people with back or leg pain from other causes.
Options included Treatment without surgery.
Shots in your back (epidural injections).
Surgery.
Year of last update or review 2017
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://health.ebsco.com/p roducts/option-grid/clinical-decision-support
EBSCO Health
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:
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: 2017-04-06.