mild® Procedure – Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression

Posted on March 15, 2023 | Tagged:

What is Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS)?

LSS is a condition in which the lower spinal canal narrows and compresses the spinal nerves in the lower back.  This compression often results in pain and mobility issues.If you:

  1. Feel pain or numbness in your lower back while standing
  2. Experience pain, numbness or tingling in legs or buttocks while walking
  3. Get relief when sitting or leaning forward

You might be suffering from Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS).

Take your next step to mild

If you’re suffering from LSS and alternative treatments such physical therapy, pain medication or chiropractic care are not providing the adequate relief to your pain, then mild may be a treatment option for you. The mild Procedure is performed using a local anesthetic and light sedation, leaving no implants behind.

How it works?

This procedure works by removing excess ligament tissue to restore space in the spinal canal, which is the major root cause of LSS. The procedure typically takes less than an hour and can be performed through a single, tiny incision smaller than the size of a baby aspirin (5.1 mm).

What are the benefits of mild?

  • Increased mobility
  • Outpatient procedure
  • Can be beneficial even if you already had a surgery
  • Compatible for patients with existing risk factors
  • Safety profile equivalent to epidural steroid injection (ESI) but with long-lasting results
  • Does not require general anesthesia, implants, stitches, steroids, or opioids
  • Extremely low complication risk
  • Minimal time for recovery
  • Minimal post-procedure restrictions

Clinical outcomes of mild

A 1-Year Cleveland Clinical Study revealed that after mild treatment, patients were able to increase their average standing time from 8 minutes to 56 minutes and walking distance from 246 feet to 3,956 feet with less pain. A 5-Year Cleveland Clinic Study indicated that mild helped 88% of patients avoid back surgery for at least 5 years while providing lasting relief.

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If you’re interested in exploring mild® and other non-operative methods, request an appointment with our Interventional Pain Solutions team.

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