This calculator computes the chances of reaching treatment goals for three specific lower back problems with either surgery or non-operative treatment. It provides personalized outcome predictions based on a large national study, the Dartmouth Spine Patient Outcome Research Trial (SPORT).
Any information entered into the calculator is used only to make predictions, and no identifiable information is collected. The calculator results should not be taken as medical advice and do not guarantee a specific result for surgical or non-operative treatment for back problems.
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