Pain Relief Centers is thrilled to announce that Central Florida PRC's Dr. Rick Nieves-Ramos is trained to perform the mild® procedure, a new, SAFE treatment option for patients suffering from Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS). Dr. Ramos is one of the most experienced mild® providers in the Orlando region.
Mild® is a minimally invasive decompression procedure that treats the underlying cause of LSS symptoms, which include:
- Pain or numbness in the lower back when standing
- Pain, numbness or tingling in the legs or buttocks when walking
- Notable relief when bending forward at the waist, sitting or lying down
The procedure is performed in about an hour with no major surgery or general anesthesia required. Most patients go home the same day, with no stitches or implants.
What is LSS (Lumbar Spinal Stenosis)?
LSS occurs when the spinal canal narrows and compresses the spinal cord nerves in the lower back. It is most common in the aging population, when thickening of ligament tissue, osteoarthritis or bulging of the discs can cause a narrowing of the spinal canal that contributes to painful LSS symptoms.
After the mild® procedure, LSS patients report the ability to stand longer and walk farther with significantly less pain. The procedure helps these patients return to daily life activities and enjoy a more pain-free quality of life.
About Dr. Ramos
Rick Nieves-Ramos, MD is double board-certified with a sub-specialty certification in Pain Medicine and specialty certification in Anesthesiology by the American Board of Medical Specialties. He has worked with world-renowned experts in lower back pain therapy, and technique innovators at the University of Miami, and has completed an ACGME accredited fellowship in Pain Medicine at Cedars of Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where he served as an attending Anesthesiologist. Dr. Ramos also participates in new product development for Spinal Cord Stimulation devices.
Dr. Ramos is a native of Orlando, Florida, and currently practices at Pain Relief Centers’ Altamonte Springs and Downtown Orlando clinic locations in Florida.
Do you suffer from Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?
At Pain Relief Centers, our expert pain treatment providers are committed to providing minimally invasive, effective procedures and treatments that help restore enjoyable lives to patients who suffer from chronic pain. The mild! procedure is a powerful treatment options that helps LSS patients take back their lives, with less pain and improved function.
If you want more information on options for minimizing or eliminating your pain, call Pain Relief Centers today at 800.215.0029 to schedule a consultation, or click the button below to make your appointment online.