Procedure: Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression
An excellent minimally invasive procedure for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis.
Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD®) also called Percutaneous Image-Guided Lumbar Decompression (PILD)
What is it?
Is this you?
The procedure is minimally invasive and takes about an hour. It takes place in an outpatient setting usually a surgery center, and, in almost all cases, you may go home the same day of the procedure.
Benefits of The MILD® Procedure
1. It’s minimally invasive. Your doctor makes a very small incision, causing no huge scars and no use of stiches. Because it’s minimally invasive, recovery is much quicker than with regular surgery.
How soon can I resume my normal routine?
You should be able to resume normal daily activities in a few days. Refrain from heavy lifting or rigorous activities until your doctor gives you the ok with written instructions to follow.
You should feel relief once immediately after the procedure, as your nerves should once again have the proper amount of space between them and your bones, ligaments, and discs.
Can the MILD® procedure work for everyone with lumbar spinal stenosis?
Your physician will perform a thorough examination, review your medical history, and use appropriate test such as an MRI to determine the extent of your stenosis. Some individuals may not be candidates for the MILD procedure if the stenosis is severe. Your doctor will help you decide which treatments are best for you.
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The MILD® Procedure can provide lasting relief.
With a safety profile similar to an epidural steroid injection, MILD® restores space in the spinal canal to improve back and leg pain.
The MILD® Procedure Video for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS) Treatment.
A minimally invasive, outpatient procedure, MILD® addresses a major root cause of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) to improve back and leg pain by removing excess ligament tissue to restore space in the spinal canal.
Clinical studies show that mild® is a Safe procedure that
can help you stand longer & walk farther with less pain.
Safe Procedure :
- Low complication risk
- Outpatient Procedure
- No general anesthesia
- No stiches or implants left behind
Significant Improvement :
- Standing time increase from 8 to 56 minutes3
- Walking distance increase from 246 to 3,956 feet 3
- 53% pain reduction 1
Return to the daily activites of your life, such as cooking a meal, taking a stroll in the park, or grocery shopping.
*Results may vary
1Data based on average of responder group at 1 year from MiDAS I study.
2Based on SPORT study.3Averages bsed on clinical data from Cleveland Clinic study.