Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD)

Space City Pain Specialists is the only Houston-area pain management center offering this revolutionary back pain treatment.

Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (M-I-L-D)

Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (M-I-L-D) is a spine pain treatment that is used primarily for patients between 65 and 75-years-old. A condition called Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS) can cause unnecessary pain in the lumbar spine, which is the lower back region. M-I-L-D is an exclusive way to treat the spine pain caused in LSS patients, and the Space City Pain Specialists is the only pain management center in Houston that can perform the procedure.

The lumbar spine starts to thicken over a lifetime and this thickening puts pressure on the lower back causing spine pain. LSS can even be misdiagnosed as a circulatory problem due to the disabling back pain that rushes through you when trying to stand up or walk after long periods of sitting.

How M-I-L-D Technology Works To Reduce Spine Pain

The main goal of the M-I-L-D procedure is to remove the thickening and pressure on the lumbar spine caused from LSS. In order to do this, Space City Pain Specialists use tiny instruments to shave away at the thickest part of the spine. The procedure is done with X-ray guidance and patients are left with a small incision covered by light bandages. Patients are able to return home the same day and return back to their hobbies and typical routine the day after their procedure.

Stability without Pressure

Even though a portion of the lumbar spine and its thickening is being removed, patients will still feel stable afterward. The lumbar spine will have all its original strength without the stress and pressure that was harming the spinal nerves and causing your spine pain. The incision that our M-I-L-D specialists make during surgery is the size of a pencil. The small incision and X-ray guidance gives patients the ability to return home that same day and get back to their favorite activities almost immediately.

Major Benefits

The M-I-L-D procedure includes benefits like:
• Small Incision Mark
• Same Day Recovery Time
• No Hospital Stay
• No General Anesthesia Required
• No Implants or Stitches
• Low Complication Risk
• 53% Spine Pain Reduction
• Standing Time Increases, on Average, from 8 to 56 Minutes
• Walking Distance Increases, on Average, from 246 to 3,956 Feet
• Able to Resume Light Activities

Considering M-I-L-D?

Does the M-I-L-D procedure sound right for you? Ask your Space City Pain Specialists if you have these pain symptoms:

  • Major Pressure in Lower Back
  • Pain in Legs and Back when Walking or Standing
  • Unable to Participate in Activities due to Disabling Lower Back Pain
  • Experiencing Symptoms of a Circulatory Problem in the Legs

Exclusive to Space City Pain Specialists

The M-I-L-D technology and procedure is an exclusive spine pain treatment use by our Space City Pain Specialists in the Houston area. Our pain doctors have experience with this type of spine pain treatment and only a small number of doctors in the United States can perform this procedure as well. Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression is an advanced form of treatment for chronic back and spine pain.

Are You Suffering From Chronic Spine Pain?

Call Space City Pain Specialists to discuss how the M-I-L-D procedure can help you get the spine pain relief that you need. (281) 338-4443