Important Considerations About

Mild Procedure, Mild Surgery

There may be pain or cramping in your legs when you stand for a long period of time when you have spinal stenosis affecting the nerves in your lower back, called the lumbar spine. You may also experience back pain when standing up or walking. Bending forward or sitting usually alleviates this discomfort.
There is a mild surgery, a mild procedure  that can lead to a reduction in pain and an increase in standing and walking distance for individuals with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). No general anesthesia, implants, or stitches are required for this short outpatient procedure. As a result of participation in the study, participants reported significant pain reduction and increased mobility. The mild procedure also carries a very low risk of major complications. Patients who don't respond to these conservative treatments may qualify for mild, a minimally invasive lumbar decompression treatment that is guided by X-ray/fluoroscopic images.

Please contact us online or call us at 469-562-4188 to learn more about how you can benefit from our Richardson MILD Procedure treatment options.

Description Of Lumbar Spine Stenosis (LSS)

LSS causes nerve compression of your spinal cord in your lower back due to a narrowing of your spinal canal. In addition to thickening of ligaments, excessive bone growth, and disc compression/bulging, our spine's natural wear and tear can contribute to narrowing the spinal canal.

LSS Symptoms

Your symptoms may be worse when you walk or stand, but relieved when you sit or bend forward if you have a certain type of LSS which can be treated by removing excess tissue.

Why Is Mild So Beneficial?

Chronic lower back pain patients benefit from the MILD procedure Richardson. There are many benefits that can be obtained from the mild procedure for patients who suffer from lumbar spinal stenosis. Patients may experience the following benefits as a result of the treatment:

  • Minimal Invasiveness
  • You will not have huge scars from mild surgery, mild procedure (minimal incision). Compared to regular surgery, recovery is faster with minimally invasive surgery.

  • Safe
  • Using MILD is safe, it's not experimental. Thousands of MILD procedure north richland Hills surgeries have been successful.

  • Anesthetic-Free
  • General anesthesia has risks. The MILD procedure Hilsboro doesn't require it.

    Who Is A Candidate?

    If over-the-counter medications, physical therapy, or therapeutic injections haven't worked for you, this mild procedure may be right for you.

    The following characteristics are characteristicof good candidates:

    • Stand upright without experiencing pain or numbness in their lower back.
    • When experiencing pain, numbness, or tingling in their legs or buttocks, it is recommended that they refrain from walking.
    • It may be necessary to bend forward at the waste or to sit down in order to relieve the discomfort.

    This is what neurogenic claudication looks like. A spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spinal cord nerve root canal narrows, causing impairment in walking. In appropriate cases, the mild procedure may be an alternative to lumbar laminectomy surgery, including patients with moderate to severe symptoms and who have attempted conservative treatment without success.

    LSS Pain Treatment

    MILD procedure fort worth is an outpatient procedure that requires no general anesthesia or stitches for the treatment of LSS caused by excess ligaments. Millions of patients have safely undergone MILD procedure Lancaster . As a brief overview of the procedure, here are the steps:

    • A tiny incision is made on your back and special tools are inserted through it
    • During this procedure, small pieces of bone and excess ligament are removed, which causes the canal to narrow
    • Treatment of LSS has been compared to "removing a kink in a drinking straw" by some doctors
    • An imaging machine guides the procedure
    • A reduction in the compression of the nerves in the spinal canal is caused by the restoration of space within the canal
    • Consequently, the pain is reduced and the mobility is restored

    What Is The Expected Outcome And How Long Will It Take?

    It is usually possible to perform MILD on an outpatient basis in less than an hour.The procedure is safe, effective, and significantly reduces pain in LSS patients.

    It is imperative to take into account the following factors in addition to MILD:

    • No need of Anesthesia
    • There are no implants or stitches involved
    • Risk of complications is low
    • Reduction of 53% in pain (*1)
    • The standing time was increased from 8 to 56 minutes (*3)
    • Approximately 3,956 feet of walking distance has been added (*3)
    • Within a few days, he was able to resume light activities

    Instructions For Preoperative Care

    1. Do not consume any food or beverages for eight hours prior to the scheduled procedure time

    2. Take your usual medicines with water the morning of the procedure, including pain relievers. We will provide you with specific instructions on how to proceed.

    3. Our internal medicine doctor will take you for "pre-procedure testing" so that he can make sure that all of your body systems are in good health and ready for the procedure. An order for tests will then be placed by a doctor.

    Instructions For Post-Operative Care

    If you will be undergoing surgery on a Saturday, you should take a "lazy" day. It is pertinent to note that back pain can range in severity.

    Please follow your physician's instructions regarding the use of pain medications.

    • For the next seven days, you should apply ice packs to your back.
    • There will be a variation in the amount of time OFF work for different individuals. Consult your physician.
    • The morning following your procedure, you may shower or bathe.
    • If blood or fluid leaks from the wound, the bandage will be able to collect it.
    • Once there is no drainage, you may remove it.
    • If you feel comfortable driving after 3 days, you may do so. When driving, it is critical to exercise your judgment - if you are not in a stable condition, please consult your physician first.
    • We recommend that you schedule an appointment to see our office within seven to ten days in order to have the sutures removed and the wound inspected.

    Do Mild Procedures Constitute Surgery?

    • An outpatient procedure can be used to treat mild spinal stenosis. The mild procedure for lumbar spinal stenosis does not involve an implant or a large incision. Neither steroids nor opioids are required.

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