MILD procedure is a procedure that is particular beneficial to patients diagnosed with lumbar spinal stenosis. Lumber spinal stenosis is a condition where the spinal canal narrows and compresses the spinal cord nerves in your lower back. MILD procedure for lumbar spinal stenosis is a minimal invasive procedure that involves a physician using image guided technology to remove small pieces of bone and excess ligament tissue that may be compressing spinal nerves. The MILD procedure for lumbar spinal stenosis restores space in the spinal canal that can reduce pain and improve mobility dramatically.
Benefits of MILD Procedure for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis:
- Outpatient procedure
- Ability to resume light activities within days after the MILD procedure
- Requires no general anesthesia
- Minimally invasive procedure
What to Expect Following MILD Procedure for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis:
Following the MILD procedure for lumbar spinal stenosis, most patients are able to return home the same day and are generally able to resume light tasks and everyday activities within just a few days after the MILD procedure. Your doctor will provide complete instructions on what to do immediately following the MILD procedure and schedule any necessary follow-up visits or suggested follow-up care.
Last reviewed July 2013 by APM's Medical Executive Committee.