MILD Procedure

MILD Procedure

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Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression

If you suffer from lower back pain that is relieved by leaning forward — such as on a shopping cart — or sitting down, you may be experiencing the symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis.

LSS is a degenerative, age-related narrowing of the lower spinal canal that causes pressure on the nerves and leads to pain and immobility. LSS is a common condition diagnosed in 1.2 million Americans each year.

In the past, if conservative pain treatment using medications, physical and chiropractic therapy and epidural steroid injections failed, all that was available was open spine surgery.

Now there is a new band-aid procedure called Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression that doesn’t change the stability of the spine.

During the MILD procedure, the physician removed the bone or tissue causing pressure on the nerves through a puncture the diameter of a pencil. There are no incisions, implants, stitches or staples — only a band-aid is required

The procedure has a very high success rate for the right patients, and in most cases patients can go home the same day. There is no down time or rehabilitation as there is in traditional LSS surgery.

Benefits
  • Outpatient procedure done under mild sedation
  • Recovery without rehabilitation
  • Treats the cause of pain
  • High success rate
Does Insurance cover MILD?

Yes.  Medicare and Medicare Replacement Plans DO cover the MILD procedure.  Commercial Insurance Plans do cover the MILD procedure in some cases, for more information related to Commercial Insurance Plans, please contact our office for the most up-to-date coverage information.