As we age, the spine changes and these changes can lead to a condition known as lumbar spinal stenosis. Lumbar spinal stenosis is often caused by degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis and spondylolisthesis. Symptoms can include leg pain, back pain, neck pain. If you live in the Dallas, Arlington, and Fort Worth, Texas area and feel like you may suffer from this condition, contact OPTIMAL Pain & Regenerative Medicine to see if Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD) is a viable treatment option for you.
What is Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?
Lumbar spinal stenosis is classified as the narrowing of the spinal canal, which is occupied by the spinal nerves or the spinal cord. Many patients experience radiating pain, neck pain, back pain, leg pain, weakness, and numbness because of the compression of the spinal canal.
What is Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD)?
The Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD) procedure is a safe, effective, non-surgical treatment option for patients suffering from lumbar spinal stenosis. This procedure is performed on an outpatient basis and only requires a tiny incision and typically does not require anesthesia.
During the Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD) procedure, specialized tools are inserted through a small incision that are used to remove small pieces of ligaments and bones causing the compression of the spinal canal. An imaging device is used to help guide the physician through the procedure.
The goal of Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD) is to restore the spinal canal space, decrease the nerve compression, and eliminate lumbar spinal stenosis in patients. Patients can expect a low complication rate with this procedure. If you would like more information on lumbar spinal stenosis and Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD), please contact a member of our team.