Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression
The minimally invasive lumbar decompression (MILD) procedure is indicated for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis experiencing pain and reduced mobility related to their lumbar spinal stenosis. It is an outpatient procedure performed through a hole about the size of a baby aspirin. With the assistance of imaging guidance, specialized tools remove small pieces of bone and excess ligament through the small hole. Removing these elements is meant to decompress your spinal stenosis, restore the space in your spinal canal and reduce pain and increase mobility.