Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression is a minimally invasive spine procedure that is performed to alleviate pain caused by pinched nerves. During the procedure a small portions of bone and excess ligament tissue is removed to give the nerve roots more space in the spinal canal and facilitate healing. This minimally invasive procedure is often performed to alleviate pain caused by spinal stenosis.
MILD is a short, outpatient procedure, performed through a very small incision (about the size of a baby aspirin) that requires no general anesthesia, no implants, and no stitches.
What to expect after surgery?
After the procedure, most patients are able to return home the same day and are generally able to resume light tasks and everyday activities within just a few days. Your physician will provide complete instructions on what to do immediately following the procedure and schedule any necessary follow-up visits or suggested rehabilitation.