Information for the public
Percutaneous coblation of the intervertebral disc for low back pain and sciatica is safe enough and works well enough for use in the NHS.
Your health professional should fully explain what is involved in having this procedure, and discuss the possible benefits and risks with you. In particular, they should explain the other treatment options available and that you may need further procedures. You should also be told how to find more information about the procedure. All of this should happen before you decide whether you want to have this procedure or not.