mild is an image-guided procedure that is the first minimally invasive surgical
treatment to provide immediate and lasting relief by relieving the pressure
on the nerves caused by LSS.
mild procedure, the physician uses a set of proprietary devices to remove the
bone or tissue causing pressure on the nerves through a puncture the diameter
of a pencil. There are no incisions, implants, sutures or staples; only
a band-aid is required. Patients often feel relief within two hours.
Initial clinical data for
mild indicate an average 75 percent reduction in pain and greater than 70 percent
increase in mobility. In addition, most patients can decrease use of narcotics
or pain medication at six weeks.1
mild is market cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for decompression
of the lumbar spine.
For more information on
mild at North Vista Hospital, please call 1-877-921-WELL (9355). Additional
information is also available at
1 Spine Technology Education Group, Innovative Techniques in Spine Surgery,
June 18-21, 2008, Los Cabos, Mexico: 90% decrease in pain as measured
by the Visual Analog Scale (VAS), as well as improved mobility, represented
by a decrease in the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) of 84%. No complications
or adverse events reported. All patients discontinued the use of narcotics
or pain medication at 6 weeks following the MILD procedure.