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Discover Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD) for lumbar spinal stenosis relief at CFIPain. Effective treatment for reduced pain and improved walking ability.

Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD)

Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD) is a highly effective procedure designed to reduce pressure on the lumbar nerves, providing significant relief for patients suffering from lumbar spinal stenosis. At CFIPain, we offer this advanced treatment to help our patients experience reduced pain and improved ability to walk.

What is Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD)?

Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD) is a minimally invasive procedure that involves removing small pieces of bone and excess ligament tissue that are causing narrowing of the spinal canal, known as lumbar spinal stenosis. This decompression reduces the pressure on the spinal nerves, alleviating pain and improving mobility. The MILD procedure is performed through a tiny incision, making it a safe and effective alternative to traditional open surgery.

How Does Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD) Work?

The primary goal of the MILD procedure is to relieve pressure on the spinal nerves by removing the structures that are compressing them. During the procedure, a specialized instrument called a trocar is inserted through a small incision in the lower back. Using fluoroscopic guidance (real-time X-ray imaging), the physician carefully removes small portions of bone and ligament tissue from the lumbar spine. This process creates more space within the spinal canal, reducing nerve compression and relieving pain.

Conditions Treated with Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD)

Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD) is primarily used to treat lumbar spinal stenosis, a condition characterized by the narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower back.

This narrowing can lead to pressure on the spinal nerves, causing pain, numbness, and weakness in the lower back, buttocks, and legs. The MILD procedure is particularly effective for patients who experience the following symptoms:

• Chronic Lower Back Pain: Persistent pain in the lower back due to spinal stenosis.

• Leg Pain and Numbness: Pain, tingling, or numbness in the legs that worsens with standing or walking and improves with sitting or bending forward.

• Reduced Mobility: Difficulty walking or standing for extended periods due to pain and weakness in the legs.

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Benefits of Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD)

There are several benefits to using Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD) for the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis, including:

• Reduced Pain: By alleviating pressure on the spinal nerves, the MILD procedure provides significant pain relief in the lower back and legs.

• Improved Mobility: Patients often experience improved ability to walk and stand for longer periods without pain, enhancing their overall quality of life.

• Minimally Invasive: The MILD procedure is performed through a small incision, reducing the risks and recovery time associated with traditional open surgery.

• Outpatient Procedure: The MILD procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis, allowing patients to return home the same day and resume normal activities with minimal downtime.

• Faster Recovery: Due to its minimally invasive nature, the MILD procedure typically results in a quicker recovery compared to more invasive surgical options.

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Potential Risks and Side Effects

While Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD) is generally safe, there are potential risks and side effects, including:

Temporary increase in pain at the incision site

Soreness or bruising at the incision site

Infection (rare)

Bleeding (rare)

Allergic reaction to the anesthesia or medications (rare)

Conclusion

Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD) offers a valuable treatment option for individuals suffering from lumbar spinal stenosis. By reducing pressure on the lumbar nerves, the MILD procedure provides significant pain relief and improved mobility, allowing patients to regain their quality of life. If you are experiencing chronic lower back pain and difficulty walking due to lumbar spinal stenosis, consult with our specialists at CFIPain to determine if Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD) is the right treatment for you.

How to Get Started

Ready to take the first step towards a pain-free life? Call us today at 352-559-0354 or fill out our online form to schedule your appointment.

Our friendly staff is here to assist you with any questions and guide you through the process. Don’t wait—start your journey to better health today!