RPTMC - Regional Pain Treatment Medical Center, Orange County, CA

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Regional Pain Treatment Medical Center, Inc.

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MILD® - Procedure

Mild® - Procedure - For Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

The mild Procedure™ (minimally invasive lumbar decompression procedure) has been developed for those patients suffering from severe lumbar spinal stenosis with back and leg pain.

Spinal stenosis is a term describing a narrowed spinal canal. This narrowing can be caused by osteoarthritis, Paget's disease, an inter-vertebral disc protrusion or herniation, facet joint enlargement or of ligamentum flavum enlargement. The ligamentum flavum is the central supportive ligament that runs down the posterior inside of the spinal canal. Spinal stenosis mainly affects middle-aged or elderly people. It may be caused by or by an injury that causes pressure on the nerve roots or the spinal cord itself. Symptoms include Back pain that spreads to the legs, difficulty or imbalance when walking, Leg pain, Neck pain, Numbness in the buttocks, thighs or calves, that is worse with standing, walking, or exercise.

The mild Procedure™ is extremely safe and effective for the relief of lumbar spinal stenosis caused by the hypertrophy of the ligamentum flavum that contributes to spinal stenosis. The mild Procedure™ is a safe, new therapeutic outpatient treatment option with very short recovery times and provides a minimally invasive alternative for many patients who may have been recommended for an open surgery technique.

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Patients that experience symptoms, known as radiculopathy, may have numbness and tingling in the extremities, local pain, radiating pain, muscle weakness, and pain upon walking a distance may have Spinal Stenosis and Radiculitis. The nerve agitation may be caused by a combination of a bulging disc, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, foraminal stenosis, spinal arthritis, ligamentum flavum tissue build-up, and vertebral bone spurs.

A complete Medical History, Physical Exam, X-Ray and MRI Study is required. Pain Management Treatments are commonly first employed to see in conservative care is effective in controlling the pain and disability. It is important that patients go into surgery with realistic expectations.

In past times, Back surgery was soon performed if conservative pain management options failed or the patient's symptoms have become debilitating. Elective Open Back surgery and Endoscopic spine surgery may have alleviated the impingement and irritation of the spinal cord and/or nerve roots. Spinal Fusion may be performed to excise a damaged disc and fuse the vertebrae above and below the removed disc. Artificial disc replacement (arthroplasty) is rarely used for some patients.

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Now, an alternative minimally invasive mild Procedure™ is available that is fast, easy, reliable and effective for those patients with spinal stenosis caused by ligamentum flavum hypertrophy. Some patients can get significantly improved mobility and their life back in a few days ! In fact, patients may be healthier due to their increased mobility and physical function following the mild procedure for lumbar spinal stenosis.

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Our Highly Trained, Experienced and Qualified Physicians may use the mild Procedure™ spinal stenosis treatment, help restore the normal space to help relieve pressure on nerves in the spinal canal while maintaining the natural supporting structure of bone and muscle in the spine. Structural stability is maintained by removing only those portions of tissue and bone that compress the spinal nerves. Here, the doctor uses X-ray image-guidance to visually see the treatment field under a minimally invasive spine surgery mild Procedure™ technique to directly relieve pressure on the spinal cord (spinal decompression).

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The mild Procedure™ is performed using specialized mild devices, a local anesthetic with conscious ('awake' or 'light' as opposed to 'general') sedation and X-Ray guidance. These procedures do not require hospitalization, general anesthesia, or lengthy rehabilitation after the surgery. The mild Procedure™ takes only about an hour to perform to relieve lumbar spinal stenosis, no implants are left behind, no stitches are needed due to the minimal entry point (the thickness of a small pencil), and only a small scar remains.

These procedures may be performed on an outpatient basis, are minimally painful, and have a shorter recovery time than open-back surgery.
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Recovery and success rates are varied, depending on the pathology; some patients experience immediate relief and others gradual and related to the completion of post-operative rehabilitation and physical therapy.

Clinical studies have proven mild to be a safe, low-risk treatment with no reported major complications for those seeking relief from lower back and leg pain and increased mobility. Complication rates for the mild procedure are lower and recovery times faster than other surgical procedures for treating lumbar spinal stenosis. If additional back surgery is needed in the future, patients can receive this, if necessary.

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