Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD)


What is it?

The MILD (Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression) is a great procedure for patients with spinal stenosis, that prevents the patients from standing or walking for long periods of time. It is a quick 30-minute procedure in the operating room and patients go home soon after the procedure is completed. It is a safe, clinically proven, and minimally invasive procedure that can drastically improve the functionality of the patients.

How does it work?

The MILD procedure is carried out in our outpatient setting. Our doctors use specialized tools under imaging guidance to create a tiny incision in your back, which helps them remove pieces of bone and ligament that obstruct the spinal canal. This restores the spinal space, thereby decreasing the compression of the nerves, effectively eradicating the pain, and increasing mobility.

What conditions does it treat?

This procedure is primarily used for lumbar spinal stenosis, bulging or herniated disks or degenerative disk disease. Our double board-certified pain specialists are extremely skilled at diagnosing pain caused by these conditions, and effectively treating it with this procedure.