Decision Aid Summary

Title Spinal Herniated Disc.
Audience People with a spinal herniated disc preparing to discuss treatment options with doctor.
Options included Home exercises and pain medication.
Physical therapy and pain medication.
Back (epidural corticosteroid) injections.
Minimally invasive surgery (microdiscectomy).
Surgery (discectomy, laminectomy).
Year of last update or review 2016
Format Web, paper, PDF
How to obtain For access to the PDA for review, please contact the developer.
Developer WiserCare, Inc.
Where was it developed? lauriesmith@wisercare.com
WiserCare, Inc.
United States
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:
7 out of 7 criteria to be defined as a patient decision aid
8 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.