Cindy Kelley, 47, is a full-time nurse and mother who was treated with the mild® procedure back in September of 2011. Prior to mild®, she had severe back and leg pain that she was temporarily managing with pain medications and epidural steroid injections. “The pain became so bad that I couldn’t function. Working as a nurse and as a mom, that was not okay.” After the physician she worked for recommended an MRI, she was diagnosed with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) and was treated with the mild® procedure.
Cindy’s concerns about the mild® procedure were eliminated because she had seen other patients go through the same process. For Cindy, the procedure was “so smooth and easy” that she left the hospital that afternoon and was able to make dinner for her family that same night. A few days later, she was back at work. Cindy’s mobility and functional improvement progressed, but the most important outcome was that her leg pain disappeared and hasn’t returned since.
“For me, this was not elective, this was necessary; it was getting to the point where I faced filing for disability. As a single mom, I knew that wasn’t really an option. So I went forward with having the mild® procedure over two years ago, and I’m so glad I did.” Cindy has recommended mild® to some of the patients she sees at work who are considering the procedure. “I tell them I’ve had it and it’s gone well. I would absolutely recommend mild®. It has changed my life.”