Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD) is a procedure using special surgical instruments to remove small parts of excess bone and ligament which are causing narrowing of the spine and compression of the nerves. This is done through an incision the size of a baby aspirin pill. Removing these excess tissues will reduce the compression of the nerves and restore the space in the spinal canal.
This is an outpatient procedure where you go home the same day with minimal recovery time of less than 1 week. This procedure is especially useful if your pain is worse with walking and activity and improved with rest and bending forward.