Everything You Need to Know About MILD Procedure For Lumbar Compression

Have you been experiencing issues with lumbar compression for months or even years with little to no relief? In many cases, the treatment options available for the issues causing lumbar compression are either too weak or too invasive, making it a persistent issue in individuals over 65. 

Still, a new procedure can provide someone like you with a better range of mobility and little to no pain from lumbar compression. It’s known as the mild® procedure. 

The mild approach is just one of the lumbar treatments offered at Pain Management Group LLC. Dr. Ajit Pai and the rest of the team at his Mishawaka, Indiana, practice want you to be comfortable and to have as many of your regular abilities as possible. Since lumbar compression and its causes can intensely affect your quality of life, he recommends seeking a treatment like mild to combat it. 

What mild can treat

This treatment is specifically designed for those who are coping with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) as the cause of their lumbar compression. LSS can occur for a number of reasons, but its chief symptom is a narrowing of the spaces in the lower spine, which leads to compression of the nerves in the lower back. 

LSS can cause a person to have trouble standing for more than a few minutes at a time, and even walking more than about 300 feet can cause intense pain. If you’ve been diagnosed with LSS as the issue behind your lumbar compression, mild may be the best option for your treatment. 

How mild works 

When Dr. Pai performs the mild procedure, he creates a small incision in your back and uses a sculpting tool to guide a small portal between the bones of your spine. This scrapes and widens the area, minimizing compression on the nerve roots. 

This procedure is performed in an outpatient capacity, allowing patients to be sedated but awaken quickly afterward. Most patients go home after just a few hours and experience a much faster recovery than if they were to seek open spine surgery. 

Why choose mild

If you’re still not sure if mild is the procedure for you, ask yourself the questions below. 

If you answered yes to these questions, the mild procedure might be your ultimate option. Come to our office and discuss the procedure with Dr. Pai in order to determine if you’re a good candidate. 

Want to learn more about mild

If you answered yes to this question as well as those above, it’s time to make your appointment with Dr. Pai at Pain Management Group LLC now. Simply call 574-208-9593 to speak to one of our friendly team members today, or send us a message here on our website anytime.

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