INFORMEDmap Back Pain
INFORMED Maps are patient education modules that address pertinent health conditions. Each informed Map is divided into two sections:
- overview: users are provided a brief overview of each health condition including possible causes, types, symptoms, tests, preventive strategies, and treatment options.
- INFORMED medical decision-making process: encourages patient/provider communication. Using this unique process, you explores the relative benefits, risks, and costs for each available option. By taking an active role in weighing available options, you as the patient will understand the recommended treatment plan and the importance of self-management and medical management.
List of topics include:
- • Arthritis
- Back pain
- Breast cancer
- Congestive heart failure
- High blood pressure
- Prostate cancer
- INFORMEDmapTM Back Pain
Here’s how this INFORMEDmap for back pain will help:
- it describes back pain: its possible causes, types, symptoms, current approaches to treatment, and tools and skills you can use to help manage it. You are encouraged to consider the signs, symptoms, and risk factors for back pain and talk to your doctor if you have back pain.
- it provides the inFORMED medical decision-making processTM to use if you have back pain. it’s organized to help you work with your doctor to make important decisions about your treatment plan.