The mild ® procedure is a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure, for patients that are suffering with Lumbar Spinal Stenosis. This procedure safely and therapeutically reduces pain and increases mobility for a more productive and pain free quality of life. When conservative treatments such as physical therapy, anti-inflammatory agents, and steroid injections in the affected areas are no longer helping, the MILD procedure may be an option to treat your painful symptoms. Common signs of patients that may be suffering with lumbar spinal stenosis include: numbness, tingling, weakness in the legs especially when standing and walking. This procedure is performed to remove the excessive ligament that is compressing the nerves in the spine. The impingement or tightness caused on these nerves can have different pain patterns and severities.
When consulting with your physician, diagnostic imaging is necessary to make a definite diagnose of this condition. You may be asked to have an MRI or CT scan to identify which vertebrae in the spine are causing your pain.
The mild® procedure is performed as an outpatient procedure at the hospital under local anesthesia. After the procedure, patients are monitored at the hospital for approximately one hour before discharge. There are no stitches involved with this procedure, patient’s go home with simply a band aid. No wound care is required.
Below you will find information on the mild® procedure versus an open surgery. As you see, the complication rates are extremely low. The mild® procedure is extremely safe, and patients are able to resume all activities the following day without any restrictions.