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Decision Aid Generator

Herniated Disk in Lower Back

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This decision tool is not for people with back pain from other causes, a herniated disk without symptoms, or symptoms for less than 6 weeks.


Last Update Apr 29, 2019 | Last Review Sep 23, 2019


This product has been certified by the Washington State Health Care Authority pursuant to RCW 7.70.060. The date of certification is Jul 11, 2019 and will expire two years from this date, or sooner pursuant to Washington State policy. A full description of Washington’s certification process, including required criteria is available at http://www.hca.wa.gov/about-hca/healthier-washington/shared-decision-making. 

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Originally published Sep 1, 2017