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.