Study Confirms MILD Procedure Benefits

Nov 30, 2018 | Blog

What is the MILD Procedure?

The mild® procedure is a minimally invasive, safe, effective, FDA-approved, non-surgical procedure that can help patients diagnosed with Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS) stand longer and walk farther with less pain. It is a short, outpatient procedure that is performed through a tiny incision, smaller than a baby aspirin. It does not require general anesthesia, implants, or stitches. Over 20,000 patients have undergone the mild® procedure nationwide, and its safety and efficacy have been demonstrated in more than 13 clinical studies and 20 publications.

Patients typically experience a significant reduction in pain, and significant increase in mobility. In addition, the mild® procedure has been proven to have a very low risk of major complications.

Recent Study Validates Safety and Effectiveness of the MILD Procedure

In September, the results of a comprehensive two-year clinical study approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) affirmed the long-term safety and efficacy of the mild® lumbar decompression procedure. The data showed that the mild® procedure significantly improved the quality of life of patients, such as the amount of time they could stand and distance they could walk one year after having the procedure.

Specifically, the study revealed that LSS patients could stand longer and walk farther with less pain:

  • Standing time improved from 8 minutes before the mild® procedure to 56 minutes after the mild® procedure.
  • Walking distance improved from 246 feet before the mild® procedure to 3,956 feet after the mild® procedure

In addition, the mild® procedure had no device- or procedure-related serious adverse events, and a significantly lower rate of complications than other, more invasive spine interventions.

If you would like to learn more about the MILD procedure, call the CSPP pain management specialists today at (818) 325-2088 for a consultation.