MILD ® PROCEDURE
What is a Mild Procedure (Versos Medical)?
This procedure treats lumbar spinal stenosis. That’s a narrowing of the space around the spinal nerves in your lower back. The mild procedure makes more room for these nerves, relieving painful compression.
How is it performed?
To begin, you lie face down. You are given medicine to help you feel relaxed. Your lower back is numbed. With the help of a fluoroscope (an x-ray device that shows video images), a needle is carefully guided into your spinal canal. Contrast dye is injected into this space. It shows a clear view of the compression.
Next, a small opening is make in your skin. The surgeon inserts a hollow tube (called a “portal”) and carefully pushes it down to your spine. Thin instruments are placed through this portal. The surgeon uses them to remove small bits of bone and overgrown tissue from the part of your spine that forms the rear of your spinal canal. This relieves pressure in the spinal canal. It gives your nerves more room.
When the procedure is done, your skin is covered with a small bandage. You will be monitored for a brief time, and then you can go home. Your Superior Pain Relief healthcare provider will give you tips to help your recovery.
You Have Options
We have seen that a number of clinics focus on one or two modalities for treatment. The problem is that pain is neurological and that means "it's complex". There are a wide variety of therapies, products, at-home activities, procedures and medicines that can be used and we believe there's a place for all. Determining which (or combination thereof) is right for you is a process for you and your Pain MD to work together on.
Those could be laser ablation, spinal cord stimulation, Ketamine infusions, Platelet Rich Plasma, Steroid injections, Stem cell therapy, Botox, trigger point injections and much more!