The primary role of your spine is to keep the body straight and provide passage for the nerves. Spinal stenosis is a medical condition that leads to the narrowing of the spinal canal. Low back (lumbar stenosis) and neck (cervical stenosis) are usually the most affected areas.
The spinal canal tightens due to several reasons, such as:
- Spinal injuries
- Degenerative conditions
- Congenital disabilities
- Herniated disc
- Ligaments issues
Spinal stenosis can be discovered after investigating the results of an MRI or CT scan. Symptoms of this medical condition are often absent, but when they finally occur, they start to worsen over time. Symptoms differ depending on the type of stenosis and which nerves are affected.
The most common symptoms are numbness or tingling in a hand, arm, foot, or leg. Others include problems with walking and balance, neck and back pain.
An innovative procedure called mild® is one of the most effective treatments used while ministering lumbar spinal stenosis. The goal of this process is to remove the pressure of the nerve roots. This technique is developed to reduce pain and improve your overall mobility.
There are various advantages of mild® treatment, and some of them include:
- Excellent success rate
- Outpatient procedure
- No general anesthesia required
- Immediate ability to resume light activities
- No implants or stitches needed
- Quick recovery
If you’d like to explore whether you’re a candidate for the mild® procedure, call Space City Pain Specialists or use the online scheduling tool to request a consultation.