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The MILD Procedure

Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression


Minimally invasive lumbar decompression (MILD) is a cutting-edge procedure designed to treat lumbar spinal stenosis, a common condition causing lower back and leg pain. The procedure removes small portions of bone and thickened ligaments to alleviate pressure on the spinal nerves and restore mobility. Speak with our doctors today to see if MILD is right for you.

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Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD)

The MILD procedure is primarily used to treat lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). Since MILD is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure, there is minimal trauma, which means patients can expect a faster recovery compared to more invasive spine surgeries. The procedure removes pressure on the nerves by removing excess ligaments or bone tissues. This reduced nerve pressure can help significantly reduce leg, buttocks, and back pain. 

If you want to learn more about the MILD back procedure, we invite you to use the navigation buttons below or read our MILD procedure patient reviews to find insights on who makes an ideal candidate for the procedure, practical tips for a smooth recovery, and answers to frequently asked questions. Or, you can watch our MILD procedure video to learn more information about this procedure. 

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Brought to you by Dr. Sudhir Rao, Medical Director of Pain and Spine Specialists of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression

Dr. Sudhir Rao | Medical Director


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