Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD)

Individuals with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS)<, narrowing of the spinal canal and compression of nerves, may benefit from minimally invasive lumbar decompression (MILD). LSS occurs naturally with age but can also be due to injury. It is associated with weakness, pain, cramping, and numbness in the legs.

During MILD procedures, excess spinal bone and damaged ligaments are removed, providing more spice within the spinal canal. In doing so, excess pressure on the nerves is minimized, reducing pain and increasing mobility. This outpatient, minimally invasive procedure has been shown to increase the amount of time that LSS patients can walk and remain standing. Vertiflex procedures are another option for LSS patients.