The MILD procedure is a minimally invasive treatment option to remove excess bone and ligament from the spinal canal for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) 1. The procedure aims to relieve pain and restore mobility in patients with LSS. The MILD procedure is a minor, outpatient procedure that typically takes less than an hour and can be performed through a single, tiny incision smaller than the size of a baby aspirin (5.1 mm) 2. The procedure is safe and has a low complication rate 1. The MILD procedure is an early treatment option to consider when conservative therapies (e.g., physical therapy, pain medication, chiropractic) are not providing adequate relief 1. The procedure addresses a major root cause of LSS by removing excess ligament tissue to restore space in the spinal canal 1.

The mild procedure is a new, minimally invasive approach to reduce pain and improve mobility in lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) patients. Thousands of patients have been treated by mild, which is enabled by an innovative new technology and can only be performed by specially trained physicians. The safety and efficacy of mild have been demonstrated in several clinical studies, which are published in leading scientific journals. If you suffer from the pain and physically limiting effects of LSS, there has never been a better time to get help.

Unlike some treatments that may only temporarily address symptoms, mild safely and effectively addresses the underlying cause of pain and immobility in patients with LSS. Compared to more invasive surgical procedures that require general anesthesia, mild can be performed in an outpatient setting under local anesthesia or light sedation, and patients experience fewer complications. Also, procedure and recovery times are generally reduced compared to more invasive procedures, after which patients may need rehabilitation or physical therapy.

What you can expect with mild:

• Minimally invasive procedure through a tiny incision, requiring no stitches.

• Local anesthetic and light sedation is typical.

• Fast procedure time, usually performed in 1 hour.

• Generally return home the same day.

• Often return to work and resume light daily tasks within a few days.

• No implants left behind.

If you are suffering with Lumbar Spinal Stenosis, please contact us at 248-594-7900 to set up a consultation with Dr. Nadjarian.  Dr. Nadjarian will take the time to discuss your treatment options, including MILD.



  1. Mild® Procedure for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS) | Vertos Medical
  2. MILD Procedure | National Spine & Pain Centers
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