Comprehensive Pain Management
(Formally known as Franklin Pain and Wellness and Warwick Pain)

Attleboro, MA(508) 236-8333
Franklin, MA(508) 507-8818
South Kingstown, RI (401) 234-9677
Warwick, RI(401) 352-0007

Franklin, MA • (508) 507-8818
Warwick, RI • (401) 352-0007
South Kingstown, RI • (401) 234-9677

Franklin Pain and Wellness Center

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Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Treatment Options

- Thursday, September 27, 2012

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS) is a specific type of back pain that causes the spinal canal to narrow and press on the spinal cord.  This painful condition generally occurs with age and over 1.2 million Americans suffer from LSS.
 
In the past, the only treatment option for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis was surgery, the obvious downside of which is a long recovery period.  Pain medications are also a common treatment for LSS, but this doesn’t get to the root of the problem and pain medication treatment is often a high risk for addiction.  

Now, thanks to a high tech minimally invasive procedure called mild© thousands of patients are getting relief and walking out of the procedure the same day.  mild© is an FDA-cleared procedure during which a trained physician inserts specialized tools through a tiny incision the size of a baby aspirin in the back, and removes small pieces of bone and excess ligament that cause the narrowing of the spinal canal. The mild© procedure is performed in less than one hour and patients are able to resume light activities in just a few days.  No general anesthesia is required and no implants or stiches are left behind.  

If you feel that you or someone you know may be a candidate for the mild© procedure, contact The Franklin Pain and Wellness center at (508) 507-8818 or staff@franklinpaincenter.com.