Lumbar Spinal Stenosis is a painful condition created by excessive pressure on your spinal nerve roots. When your spinal cord narrows through wear and tear, bone spurs — or an overgrowth of bone — can occur and create a lot of unwanted pressure in your back. There are hundreds of thousands of adults in the United States suffering from symptoms of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS).
Though there is currently no known cure for LSS, you can find effective pain relief by treating the root cause of your problem through the noninvasive MILD procedure.
You have more chances of developing LSS as you get older, but some individuals may suffer from congenital spinal stenosis, which means they had this condition from birth. Whether you just developed the condition, or you’ve always lived with it, you can take proper measures to ensure your health is prioritized and you get the treatment you need to lighten your discomfort.
If you feel tingling back pain that extends to your lower back and legs, and this discomfort is consistent, you may be suffering from LSS. A health expert at Northwest Lifestyle Health will assess you so you can receive a diagnosis and plan out the best course of treatment for your recovery. Your doctor will conduct a variety of tests including X-rays and CT scans to get detailed pictures of your spine so the cause of your pain can be properly understood.
Treating LSS with MILD at Northwest Lifestyle Health
Your doctor may recommend certain exercises to assess your back pain, or they may recommend cortisone injections for temporary pain relief. However, the best option for you to get long-lasting relief is the MILD procedure. This procedure is ideal because it targets the cause of your pain, without being as invasive as a full surgery. During the procedure, your doctor will insert special tools via a small incision in your back to ease the pressure and free up room for your spinal nerves.
The MILD procedure allows you to get rid of the excess ligaments and bone in your back without you having to worry about taking steroids, opioids, or even general anesthesia. You also don’t have to worry about getting stitches because your doctor will only make a very minor incision in your body to get the job done.
Connect with our team of Health Experts today at Northwest Lifestyle Health to learn more about how the MILD procedure can treat your LSS pain.