The mild Procedure
The mild Procedure for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: Back Surgery Made Easy
The Mild procedure is safe, outpatient back surgery for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis with 79% having a 70% reduction in pain and increased walking.
The Mild® procedure is a safe outpatient back surgery procedure that can help patients diagnosed with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) stand longer and walk farther with less pain. It is a short, outpatient procedure, performed through a very small 5.1 mm incision (about the size of a baby aspirin) that requires no general anesthesia, no implants, and no stitches. Study data show that 79% of patients experience a 70% significant reduction in pain and a significant increase in mobility. In addition, the mild® procedure has been proven to have a very low risk of major complications.
How mild® Works
The mild® procedure has been performed safely on thousands of patients. Doctors who are certified to perform mild® will use an imaging machine and specialized tools to remove small pieces of bone and excess ligament tissue through a tiny incision in your back. Removing these elements restores space in the spinal canal and decreases the compression of the nerves, which reduces pain and restores mobility. Some doctors have described the goal of the procedure as being similar to “removing a kink in a drinking straw” in order to restore adequate blood flow to the spine.
Why it Occurs
Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is primarily a degenerative, age-related narrowing of the lower spinal canal that causes pressure on the nerves, leading to pain and reduced mobility. Symptoms typically include pain, tingling, or numbness in the lower back, legs, or buttocks when standing or walking. Discomfort can be relieved by sitting or bending forward. LSS is a common condition, with more than 1.2 million Americans diagnosed and treated each year. Onset generally occurs after age 50.
* Cleared for lumbar decompression, Vertos mild® is designed to treat lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS).
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Dr. Richard Lingreen has helped over 450 patients from all over Kentucky, as well as connecting states, to get back their life. If you have back pain from Lumbar Spinal Stenosis and Neurogenic Claudication you can be evaluated to see if you would benefit from this minimally invasive procedure that has helped restore function and increase the ability to walk and stand in thousands of patients around the country. You can get a referral to a MILD procedure Physician at a location near you.
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