MILD: An Innovative Solution for Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression

Jun 28, 2023
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In this post, we highlight the benefits of MILD (Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression), a revolutionary procedure offered by Balcones Pain Consultants for the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis.


Living with chronic lower back pain can be debilitating, affecting your everyday activities and overall quality of life. However, there is hope in the form of a revolutionary procedure called MILD (Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression). Developed to address lumbar spinal stenosis, MILD has gained popularity for its effectiveness in relieving pain and restoring mobility. In this blog post, we will explore MILD and its benefits as a minimally invasive alternative to traditional back surgery, offered by Balcones Pain Consultants.

Understanding MILD

MILD is a cutting-edge procedure that aims to alleviate the symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis, a condition characterized by the narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower back. This narrowing puts pressure on the spinal nerves, causing pain, numbness, and limited mobility. Traditionally, surgical intervention has been the primary treatment option for severe cases. However, MILD offers a less invasive alternative that can provide significant relief without the need for major surgery.

The Procedure

MILD involves a highly precise, outpatient procedure performed under local anesthesia. The skilled interventional pain specialists at Balcones Pain Consultants use specialized tools to remove small portions of bone and tissue that are causing the compression in the spinal canal. The procedure typically takes less than an hour, and most patients can go home the same day.

Benefits of MILD

  1. Minimally Invasive: Unlike traditional open back surgery, MILD requires only a small incision, resulting in minimal tissue damage. This means reduced scarring, less post-operative pain, and a quicker recovery time.

  2. Faster Recovery: Thanks to its minimally invasive nature, patients who undergo MILD can often resume their normal activities within a few days, as opposed to the weeks or months required for recovery from traditional surgery.

  3. Local Anesthesia: MILD can be performed under local anesthesia, eliminating the risks associated with general anesthesia. Patients can remain awake and provide feedback during the procedure, ensuring optimal safety.

  4. Improved Mobility: By decompressing the spinal canal, MILD effectively relieves the symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis. Patients often experience reduced pain, increased mobility, and improved overall quality of life.

Why Choose Balcones Pain Consultants?

When considering a procedure as significant as MILD, it is essential to trust your healthcare provider. Balcones Pain Consultants is a renowned medical practice known for its commitment to patient care and innovative pain management solutions. Our team of experienced specialists and state-of-the-art facility ensure that you receive the highest level of treatment and personalized care throughout your MILD journey.  To learn more, please book a consultation online at or give us a call at 512-834-4141.


If you are struggling with chronic lower back pain caused by lumbar spinal stenosis, MILD may be the solution you've been searching for. With its minimally invasive approach, MILD offers significant benefits such as reduced scarring, quicker recovery time, and improved mobility. At Balcones Pain Consultants, you can trust our team of experts to guide you through the procedure and help you regain a pain-free and active lifestyle. Don't let back pain control your life—explore the possibilities of MILD and take the first step towards a brighter, pain-free future.