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Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

The MILD® Procedure

MILD® (Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression) is a procedure used to treat lumbar spinal stenosis.

This procedure helps to relieve pressure on the nerves and reduce symptoms such as pain, numbness, and weakness in the lower back, buttocks, and legs.

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Key MILD®
Procedure Benefits

Don’t let back pain hold you back
It’s minimally invasive
No anesthesia needed
Quick recovery time
Addresses a major root cause for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Covered by Medicare
Does not rule out any other treatment options
Short outpatient procedure
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Does your back pain get better when you use a shopping cart to walk?
The MILD® procedure may be right for you!

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Clinical Outcomes for MILD® Procedure

Experience Long-Lasting Relief
Stand 7x Longer

Patients were able to increase their average standing time from 8 minutes to 56 minutes with less pain *

Walk 16 times
further

Patients were able to increase their average walking distance from 246 feet to 3,956 feet with less pain *

Avoid Back Surgery

MILD® helped 88% of patients avoid back surgery for at least 5 years while providing lasting relief †

85% Patient
Satisfaction

Patients reported an 85% patient satisfaction rate with the MILD® Procedure. ‡

*Cleveland Clinic 1 Year Study
†Cleveland Clinic 5 Year Study
‡MiDas Encore 2-Year Study

Our Process

Get a Lumbar Spine MRI.
Note your LSS symptoms to share with the doctor.
Schedule a telehealth consultation.
Walk pain-free again.
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Linda’s Story

“Now that I am four weeks out from the MILD® procedure, this life-changing experience, it’s hard for me to imagine what I can’t do.”

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

LSS (Lumbar Spinal Stenosis) is a condition in which the lower spinal canal narrows and compresses the spinal nerves in the lower back which can cause pain and mobility issues.

Our clinic offers effective treatment options to help alleviate your symptoms and improve your quality of life.

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Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

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Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Symptoms

Pain in the lower back, buttocks, or legs when standing or walking.

Numbness, tingling, or weakness in the legs or feet when standing up.

Difficulty with balance and coordination.

Relief when sitting or leaning forward.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What does the MILD® procedure stand for?

MILD stands for minimally invasive lumbar decompression, which is commonly referred to as the MILD procedure. It is an outpatient procedure that relieves pressure on the spine.

What does the MILD® procedure treat?

The MILD procedure is used to treat spinal stenosis by relieving pressure on the spine. It is an outpatient procedure.

What happens during the MILD® procedure?

During the MILD procedure, specialized surgical tools and innovative imaging technology are used to decompress your lumbar spine. This is achieved through a tiny incision, which is used to remove small pieces of bone and ligaments. 

The result is more space is created around your spinal column. This will reduce pressure on the spinal column and associated nerves, helping to resolve pain and other symptoms associated with lumbar spinal stenosis.

What is the recovery time for the MILD® procedure?

The MILD procedure is an outpatient procedure, so you will be able to go home the same day as your procedure. The procedure doesn’t require any stitches or general anesthesia, so the recovery time is much faster than with open surgery. 

You should expect a fast recovery time with the MILD procedure. Within a few days, you can return to light activities, and within a few weeks, you can resume your normal activities. You should enjoy a higher quality of life with decreased pain and increased mobility. 

Does Medicare cover MILD® procedures?

Yes, Medicare plans do cover MILD procedures.

What is the success rate of the MILD® procedure?

The MILD procedure has a success rate of 80 percent since the FDA approved it in 2008 to treat spinal stenosis. 

A study by the American Academy of Pain Medicine shows that the MILD procedure is also safe and effective over the long term and isn’t associated with many of the complications associated with other endoscopic or microscopic procedures to treat lumbar spinal stenosis.

Who is a good candidate for the MILD® procedure?

The MILD procedure is designed for patients with moderate or severe lumbar spinal stenosis. They may have difficulty standing for more than a few minutes at a time due to their condition. They may also be unable to walk long distances without experiencing severe pain. 

When patients with such symptoms don’t want to undergo open spine surgery, the MILD procedure is a safe and effective treatment option.

What is spinal stenosis?

Spinal stenosis is a disease where the spaces in your spine narrow. This results in increased pressure on your spinal nerves, which can lead to a range of potentially painful symptoms.

What causes spinal stenosis?

Spinal stenosis doesn’t have just one cause. Many things can cause spinal stenosis, including: 

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tumors in or near the spine
  • Spinal injury or trauma 
  • Ligament issues

How is spinal stenosis diagnosed?

Spinal stenosis is diagnosed with a thorough physical examination and X-rays of your neck, back, and spine. This will show if the space around your spinal column is narrowing. 

A CT scan or MRI may also be used to provide more advanced images of your spine. You may need an EMG, or electromyogram, to examine how the nerves in your leg function due to spinal stenosis.

What are the symptoms of spinal stenosis?

In some patients, spinal stenosis doesn’t cause any symptoms. However, when symptoms occur, they tend to get worse gradually over time. The symptoms you experience depend on where the spinal stenosis occurs on your spine. Spinal stenosis most often occurs in the lower back and neck. 

When spinal stenosis occurs in the lower back, it can cause cramping and pain in one or both legs. These symptoms appear to get better when you bend forward or sit and get worse when you walk and stand for a long period of time. Some people also experience back pain.

When spinal stenosis occurs in the neck, symptoms can include the following:

  • Numbness
  • Tingling or weakness in an arm, hand, foot, or leg
  • Problems with walking and balance
  • Neck pain
  • Bowel or bladder issues

What is LSS?

LSS stands for lumbar spinal stenosis, more commonly known as spinal stenosis.

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