• San Gabriel Offers New Procedure For Those Suffering From Back Pain


    by Winston Chua
    SAN GABRIEL – The San Gabriel Valley Medical Center is offering an innovative, new procedure for SGV patients suffering from back problems, specifically related to lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS), a debilitating condition which affects the elderly that is caused by the compression and narrowing of the spinal canal and contributes to degeneration of the spine.
    LSS affects about 1.2 million Americans each year and is often marked by a shooting pain through one’s legs, numbness and an inability to stand for longer than a few minutes on one’s own without some support (like holding onto a shopping cart or use a cain).
    SGVMC’s Dr. Paul Chiu is the man in the area behind the latest innovative procedure, called “The mild Procedure” that he says is both less invasive and time consuming than traditional treatments while not compromising in the goal of relieving spinal pressure. Now, instead relying solely on rest, morphine, pain medications and epidural sterile injections to temporarily relieve the pain or even undergoing a week-long stay in the hospital, the new treatment is both less invasive and requires less recovery time. In fact, Chiu says patients are in and out in two hours. The mild procedure has been lauded both for its safety and efficacy.
    Characteristics that define the mild approach are: miniscule incisions (the size of baby aspirins as opposed to five-inch cuts), local anesthetics, fast procedure times, no implants left behind, a quick return to work and a return home the same day.
    Chiu, who received training at USC in anesthesia and pain management at the University of Texas M.D. Cancer Center in Houston, says stenosis comes with aging. But to delay its onset, maintain good posture, core muscles and work today to develop healthy back muscles.  

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