A minimally invasive, outpatient procedure, Mild removes a major root cause of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS), helping patients achieve lasting relief from back and leg pain. Performed through a single, tiny incision, Mild has a safety profile similar to an epidural steroid injection, but with lasting results. The procedure is nationally covered by Medicare (all ages, all plan types) and requires no general anesthesia, implants, stitches, steroids or opioids.
Unlike open spine decompression Mild is a same day procedure done though a tiny incision with safety profile which is the same as an epidural.
If your current LSS treatment isn't providing you with adequate relief, Mild could be your next step.
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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.
"Dr. Tariq is very kind. He also listens and seems to truly care about his patients. I’m so grateful for the care I have received at South Central Pain Center." - Patient Testimonial from March 2022.
"Awesome!" - Patient Testimonial from December 2021.
“I have suffered with pain for years, but I continued to tell myself ‘I did not want another pain pill. I did not want to go to another doctor.’ However the pain became unbearable and limited my daily activities, so after consulting with my physician, I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Tariq. It was a wonderful decision. After the ablation procedure, I have felt so good. I have been able to concentrate on things other than my pain or my disease." - Patient Testimonial from December 2021.
"Dr. Tariq was very professional and polite during my visit to the pain center. He explained in detail about what he would do to help me with the pain I have in both knees. The procedure was virtually painless and my pain started to subside the next day. I would highly recommend him." - Patient Testimonial from September 2021.
Don't Live Your Life in Pain | South Central Pain Center
South Central Pain Center is NOW OPEN! Call 601-425-7500 to learn more.
If you are living with back pain, headaches, joint pain, neck pain, myofascial pain, neuropathies or other pain issues, South Central Pain Center has a treatment option for you. Dr. Rayhan Tariq embraces the newest innovation in pain medicine and has published over 35 peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters on various topics in pain management and patient safety. He is excited to bring cutting-edge treatments to the community in Jones County.
Dr. Tariq is now accepting appointments at South Central Pain Center located in South Central Regional Medical Center’s medical office complex at 1002 Jefferson Street in Laurel.