Vertos MILD

About the mild® Procedure

mild® is a short, outpatient treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) that restores space in the spinal canal to help improve back and leg pain.* Using specialized tools and imaging, mild® addresses a major root cause of LSS by removing thickened ligament through an incision smaller than the size of baby aspirin, leaving no implants behind, only a Band-Aid.

The minimally invasive mild® Procedure has a safety profile similar to epidural steroid injections but with lasting results, and patients typically return to normal activity within 24 hours with no restrictions.* mild® is covered nationwide by Medicare (all ages, all plan types, including Medicare Advantage) the VA, U.S. Military & IHS. Commercial coverage varies.

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About Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS)

A condition in which the lower spinal canal narrows and compresses the spinal nerves in the lower back.  The natural wear and tear on the spine as people age can lead to a number of contributing factors that cause the narrowing of the spinal canal and create pressure on the spinal nerves:

  • • Thickening of ligament tissue
  • • Overgrowth of bone (osteoarthritis)
  • • Bulging of discs

LSS is generally found in people over the age of 50 and the likelihood of developing LSS increases with age.  Some symptoms of LSS include:

  • • Pain when standing:
    • ◦ Pain or numbness in the lower back when standing upright
  • • Pain when walking:
    • ◦ Pain, numbness, heaviness or tingling in upper legs or buttocks when walking
  • • Pain when sleeping:
    • ◦ Pain when lying down that may be relieved by curling into the fetal position
  • • Relief when sitting or bending forward:
    • ◦ Temporary relief when bending forward while sitting or standing as pressure on the spinal cord is released and space in the spinal canal is “opened”
    • ◦ Common actions include finding a chair, leaning over shopping cart, using walker or cane

The mild® procedure is used to treat LSS and has extremely low complication risks, no implants and stitches, minimal recovery and post-procedure restrictions, and lasting results.

As a short outpatient procedure, the mild® has a quick recovery time while also addressing a major root cause of LSS without eliminating future treatment options.  The procedure is also covered nationwide by Medicare (all ages, all plan types, including Medicare Advantage) the VA, U.S. Military & IHS.  Commercial coverage varies.  Talk to your doctor to obtain coverage specifics for your plan type.

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