Spinal Stenosis Specialist

Space City Pain Specialists

Pain Management Physicians located in Webster, League City, Baytown, and Lake Jackson, TX

Spinal stenosis, or a narrowing of your spinal canal, can cause chronic pain or numbness that radiates down your legs or arms. At Space City Pain Specialists, the expert team of doctors uses the mild® approach to alleviate problems associated with spinal stenosis, providing patients in Webster and Baytown, serving League City, Texas City, Clear Lake, Friendswood, Texas with long-term relief. To find out whether the mild® procedure is right for you, call or use the online scheduling tool.

Spinal Stenosis Q & A

What is spinal stenosis?

As the main conduit for your nervous system, your spine provides passage for most of the nerves in your body. When stenosis occurs, your spinal canal narrows, which is due to a number of reasons, including:

  • Thickening ligaments
  • Herniated disc
  • Degenerative conditions
  • Bone spurs from osteoarthritis
  • Spinal injuries
  • Congenital defects (you’re born with an unusually small spinal canal)

Spinal stenosis most often affects your lumbar spine (low back) or cervical spine (neck).

What are the symptoms of spinal stenosis?

When the nerves along your spine are compromised by spinal stenosis, it can lead to the following symptoms:

  • Radiating pain and numbness down your arms or legs
  • Weakness in your legs or arms
  • Pain in your legs when you walk, which is relieved by sitting or leaning forward
  • Issues with walking and balance
  • A heaviness in your limbs

In severe cases, stenosis may affect your bladder or bowel and lead to incontinence.

How is spinal stenosis treated?

When it comes to lumbar spinal stenosis, the doctors at Space City Pain Specialists turn to an innovative procedure called mild®. Using this technique, your doctor removes small pieces of bone in your spine to free up your interlaminar space, taking the pressure off your nerve roots. This technique is designed to reduce your pain and increase your mobility while preserving the structural integrity of your spine.

Collectively, these patients report a 53% reduction in spine pain. Additionally, patients reported that the average length of time they could stand without pain increased from eight minutes to 56 minutes after the procedure. Patients also reported that the average distance they could walk without pain increased from 246 feet before the procedure to 3,956 feet after the mild® procedure.

In addition to its success rates, the doctors at Space City Pain Specialists prefer mild® because of the following advantages:

  • Small incision
  • Outpatient procedure (same-day discharge)
  • No general anesthesia required
  • No implants or stitches needed
  • Low risk of complications
  • Immediate ability to resume light activities
  • Quick recovery (walking on the same day)

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.