Decision Aid Summary

Title Spinal stenosis: treatment options.
Audience People diagnosed with spinal stenosis who have experienced leg weakness, numbness, or pain that worsens with standing and walking. It is not for people with loss of bowel/urine control due to pinched nerves.
Options included Managing without injections or surgery.
Injections (epidural steroids).
Surgery.
Year of last update or review 2014
Format Web, paper, PDF, Online interactive format
How to obtain Click here to view the decision aid on the developer website
Developer Option Grid Collaborative
Where was it developed? http://www.optiongrid.org
Option Grid Collaborative
UK, 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
7 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.