LSS Symptoms and Diagnosis
Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) or the narrowing of the spinal canal can cause a number of symptoms such as pain, numbness, or tingling sensation in your lower back, legs, or buttocks. Typically, these symptoms worsen when you are standing or walking and get better if you sit or bend forward. Sitting or bending forward provides relief because it “opens” the space in the spinal canal and alleviates the pressure on your spinal cord. If left untreated, symptoms of LSS gradually worsen over time, limiting your ability to stand, walk, and perform daily activities.
Hear one patient’s account of the LSS symptoms she was experiencing before receiving the mild® procedure.
After LSS symptoms are confirmed, the doctor may perform additional tests to confirm your condition. These may include:
- Physical examination to test standing time, walking distance, and limitations in mobility
- MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), CT scan (computed tomography), or X-ray
- Myelogram (spinal canal X-ray)
Based on your symptoms and diagnosis, your doctor will recommend the best treatment option for you.
Find a doctor certified to perform the mild® procedure in your area to see if mild® is the right treatment option for you.