Research recommendation(s) from an individual piece of guidance
|Guidance||Percutaneous electrothermal treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus for low back pain and sciatica|
|Date issued||January 2016|
Research recommendations coming out of this guidance
NICE encourages further research into percutaneous electrothermal treatment of the intervertebral disc annulus. Further research should document details of patient selection, including the duration of their symptoms. It should report precise details of the technique used for treatment. Outcome measures should include pain relief and quality of life. Long-term follow-up data should include details of any subsequent procedures.