Vertos Medical - MILD
Written by Nevada Advanced Pain Specialists staff
What is LSS?
Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a condition where the spinal canal narrows and compresses the spinal cord nerves in your lower back. As we age, the natural wear and tear on our spine can lead to a number of contributing factors that cause the narrowing of the spinal canal – thickening of ligament tissue, formation of excess bone, or compression/bulging of the discs.
What are the Symptoms of LSS?
The narrowing of the spinal canal can cause a number of symptoms such as pain, numbness or a tingling sensation in your buttocks, legs and lower back. It may also limit the amount of time/distance you are able to stand or walk. If your symptoms increase when you walk or stand, but you experience relief when you sit or bend forward, then you may have a certain type of LSS that can be treated by the removal of excess tissue that is causing the narrowing of the spinal canal.
If your doctor determines you have LSS caused by excess ligament, then the MILD ® procedure may be a safe and effective treatment for you. MILD ® is a quick outpatient procedure, performed through a tiny incision (about the size of a baby aspirin), requiring no general anesthesia or stitches. Study data show that 79% of patients experience a significant reduction in pain and significant increase in mobility.1 In addition, the MILD ® procedure has been proven to have a very low risk of major complications.
Dr. Denis Patterson of Nevada Advanced Pain Specialists is trained on the MILD ® procedure.
For more information on the procedure visit www.vertosmed.com or call us at (775) 284-8650 to schedule an appointment.