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New Data Show Lasting Effects and No Serious Adverse Events with a Percutaneous Decompression Procedure for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Patients

Patients treated for lumbar spinal stenosis with the mild decompression procedure reported sustained improvements in pain

 

Patients treated for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) with the mild decompression procedure (an alternative to open spinal surgery for many patients), reported sustained improvements in pain and mobility at one year and had no serious adverse events occur, according to the first multi-center one-year post-study follow-up of this patient cohort. Results from this prospective, evidence-based study were presented today at the American Academy of Pain Medicine’s 27th Annual Meeting.

The post-study results were presented by Timothy R. Deer MD, of The Center for Pain Relief in Charleston, West Virginia. Outcomes of the procedure were assessed one year post treatment for all available patients who had participated in the first mild multi-center U.S. clinical trial completed last year. Included in the report were 170 procedures, mostly bilateral at one or two affected levels, in fifty-eight patients who were treated with the mild therapy.

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