MILD Procedure for Back Pain in Mesquite and Frisco, TX
MILD provides relief and helps you to stand for longer periods of time and walk further with less pain. It is clinically proven and FDA-cleared procedure. Our pain management doctors treat all types of body pain at Omnispine Pain Management. Call or visit us at a location near you in Mesquite and Frisco TX.
Any kind of back pain is frustrating to deal with, but when that pain begins to impede your ability to walk or even stand up, it takes on a whole new meaning. Not only can a condition like lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) complicate day-to-day activities, but it can also prevent you from participating in meaningful activities or from fully engaging in your relationships, whether that is with your children, grandchildren, or a loved one. At OmniSpine Pain Management, we take all kinds of back pain seriously. That is why we are delighted to offer minimally invasive lumbar decompression (MILD) for individuals suffering from lumbar spinal stenosis!
What is minimally invasive lumbar decompression?
Minimally invasive lumbar decompression, or MILD for short, is a treatment specifically designed for individuals suffering from lumbar spinal stenosis, which occurs when the spinal canal narrows and puts pressure on the nerves in the lumbar region of your spine. Individuals with LSS often experience pain and numbness in their lower back, buttocks, and legs, which impedes their ability to stand and walk. LSS causes include osteoarthritis, spinal injuries or past surgeries, disc degeneration, increased bone growth, thickening of spinal ligaments, and rheumatoid arthritis. MILD helps with LSS by removing excess ligament tissue in your spine to restore space and relieve the pressure on the spinal canal. Subsequently, MILD increases mobility and reduces pain in the lower back, buttocks, and legs.
The process of minimally invasive lumbar decompression is safe, efficient, and effective! With MILD, a tiny incision is made in the treatment area, so that way, specialized tools can extract excess ligament tissue and small bits of bone that contribute to the narrowed spinal canal. The size of the incision is compared to a baby aspirin or the diameter of a pencil. No general anesthesia, stitches, or implants are required to perform this procedure. The doctor performs the procedure under the guidance of an imaging machine to ensure that only the correct tissue is extracted. MILD is an effective and safe alternative to lumbar laminectomies, which involves open surgery. As such, MILD spares important midline structures in the spine and requires less downtime.
Is MILD procedure FDA-approved?
You bet! The minimally invasive lumbar decompression procedure received approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in December of 2006. It has been safely indicated for the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis for over 13 years now!
How long does MILD procedure last?
The minimally invasive lumbar decompression procedure should not take more than one hour to complete. Within a few days of receiving treatment, you can feel free to resume light activities throughout your day. In the meantime, it is best to take it easy and get some rest to avoid any complications. That said, you should be able to immediately after the procedure. Within two weeks of treatment, you should expect to see improvements in pain reduction, increased mobility, and improved posture. The average results from the MILD procedure include increased standing time from eight to 56 minutes, increased walking distance from 246 feet to 3,956 feet, and a 53% reduction in pain.
If you suffer from lumbar spinal stenosis and would like to schedule an appointment with us at OmniSpine Pain Management or learn more about our minimally invasive lumbar decompression procedure, we would love to hear from you! You can either call us or schedule an appointment through our website. OmniSpine Pain Management has clinics in both Dallas, Texas, and Frisco, Texas. Both of our clinics are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
We are looking forward to helping you move on from your lower back pain!