Percutaneous laser disc decompression is an alternative surgical treatment for sciatica
Percutaneous laser disc decompression versus conventional microdiscectomy in sciatica: a randomized controlled trialSpine J. 2015 May 1;15(5):857-65.
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115 patients were randomized to receive either a percutaneous laser disc decompression (PLDD) or microdiscectomy for treatment of sciatica. The goal of this study was to determine if PLDD was a viable alternative to conventional surgical treatment. Results indicated that PLDD had comparable results for function and perceived recovery when compared to conventional microdiscectomy surgery and may be...
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