I am looking for information on the MILD procedure and pros and cons from anyone who might know something about it. i would like to look into it as alternative to the more invasive surgery that has been given to me as an option if conservative measures do not work .
This is a summary of my MRI which was taken 12/2009 --significant degenerative disc space narrowing at L3-L4 with circumferential disc protrusion and mild left lateral disc protrusion without nerve root entrapment and degenerative disc space narrowing at L4-L5 with grade I spondylolisthesis due to facet arthropathy. Also a moderate degree of spinal stenosis due to facet hypertrophy, ligatnentum flavum hypertrophy, and disc protrusion and a moderate degree of lateral extension of the disc at this disc level with slight elevation of exiting nerve root on both sides, but greater on the right, suggesting there may be nerve root entrapment and mild central disc protrusion at L5-S1 without appreciable mass effect.
What are the success rates, pros/cons, any restrictions on who can have the procedure? Any info would be greatly appreciate. thanks