Information for the public
You have the right to be fully informed and to share in decision-making about the treatment you receive. You may want to discuss this guidance with the doctors and nurses looking after you.
The NICE website has further information about NICE, the interventional procedures programme and the full guidance on balloon kyphoplasty that has been issued to the NHS. The evidence that NICE considered in developing this guidance is also available from the NICE website.
NICE has also issued guidance on percutaneous vertebroplasty.
NHS Choices may be a good place to find out more.