Pain & Spine At St. Francis PC W.L. Lippert, M.D.

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6011 E Woodmen Rd Suite 365, Colorado Springs, CO 80923

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About Pain & Spine At St. Francis PC W.L. Lippert, M.D.

Pain & Spine At St. Francis W.L. Lippert, M.D. Spinal stenosis is a common cause of low back and leg pain. Unfortunately, it is responsible for pain in the senior population far too often. It is estimated that over 20% of elderly residents of retirement communities have spinal stenosis pain. Grocery shopping begins with finding your friend the shopping cart to reduce the pain of the trip. Stenosis refers to narrowing of the spinal canal. The most common means of reducing the pain of spinal stenosis is to modify your activities. Simply staying off your feet a bit more will reduce pain. Planning shorter episodes of standing and walking or using an assist such as a cane or walker, will often reduce mild to moderate stenosis pain such that no other treatment is necessary. Medications may reduce the pain of mild to moderate stenosis, some of which would include anti-inflammatories, anti-convulsions, and narcotic therapy. Anesthesiology Pain Management Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression MILD Spinal Canal Stenosis chronic pain spinal stenosis Spinal Pain Back pain Pain Control No surgical incision local anesthesia minimal sedation ligamentum flavum Bone procedure will take less than an hour go home the same day surgery standing and walking spinal cord discs spinal cord and nerves back wall canal MRI Leg Pain Low back pain Pain Management Many pain specialists will offer epidural steroid injections to reduce inflammation at the narrowed area of the spine. Decreasing inflammation will reduce pain directly. The MILD (minimally invasive lumbar decompression) is a safe and effective means to reduce spinal stenosis by removing some of the excess bone and ligamentum flavum in the spinal canal. Spinal stenosis is a killer of an active lifestyle, there is no need to be a victim. Call the Best for your pain Today!

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