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Percutaneous Decompression Procedure Shows Promise for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Patients

Written by  Jaimie Oh | Monday, 28 March 2011 22:00
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Patients treated for lumbar spinal stenosis with the mild decompression procedure reported sustained improvements in pain and mobility after one year and experienced no serious adverse events, according to a news release bout the American Academy of Pain Medicine.


The study included 58 patients who were treated with mild decompression therapy. Researchers assessed outcomes one year later using the Visual Analog Score, Oswestry Disability Index, Zurich Claudication Questionnaire and the SF-12v2 Health Survey. Outcomes demonstrated a significant improvement in pain and functional mobility.

Safety was assessed by closely monitoring patients for any serious device or procedure-related adverse event. At the one-year mark, there were zero significant adverse outcomes such as dural tear, blood transfusion, nerve root damage or hematoma.

Read the news release about mild decompression for lumbar spinal stenosis patients.

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