The older we get the more aches and pain we begin to experience. Back pain is second only to upper respiratory infection as the symptom most likely to precipitate a clinic visit. Additionally, some statistics say that 8 out of 10 people are affected by back pain. One common back pain condition is called Lumbar Spinal Stenosis. This condition generally affects adults over the age of 50 and is equally common in men and women. Some experts say however, that women more commonly experience symptoms.
Lumbar spinal stenosis over time causes the soft tissues and bones in the spine to harden or grow excessively. These changes may narrow the spinal canal and put pressure on the spinal cord and/or spinal nerve roots. This narrowing is what causes the lower back pain.
A revolutionary procedure called the mild© (Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression) is changing the lives of those who previously suffered from Lumbar Spinal Stenosis and the lower back pain associated with it. Using a tiny incision the size of a baby aspirin, the pain specialist is able to reach the spine and remove small pieces of bone and excess ligament that has caused the narrowing of the spinal canal.
The results of the procedure have been phenomenal and the recovery time is nothing compared to surgical alternatives. Lower back pain sufferers are regaining their quality of life and enjoying activities that they thought were a thing of the past.
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