MILD Procedure

Safe, Effective, Non-Surgical Treatment for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS)

In line with our priority to provide an extraordinary patient experience, Performance has expanded to include our own state-of-the-art surgery center. This sterile environment provides the highest possible standard of patient care for those patients receiving injection-based procedures and surgeries.

MILD Procedure Facts and Information

What is the MILD Procedure?

The MILD procedure is an advanced outpatient procedure that is used to treat lumbar spinal stenosis. Unlike other surgical treatment options for lumbar spinal stenosis, the mild procedure does not use a large incision, stitches, general anesthesia, or an implant. It also does not require the use of steroids or opioids. The MILD procedure is performed through an incision around the size of a baby aspirin, and it uses specialized tools to remove the small pieces of bone and excess ligament that are causing the narrowing of the spinal canal. This not only addresses a major root cause of lumbar spinal stenosis but also decreases the pressure placed on the spinal cord and nerves, providing pain relief as well as helping to restore mobility.

What is Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?

Lumbar spinal stenosis is a medical condition that occurs when there is a narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower back, specifically in the lumbar region. This narrowing can cause compression or pressure on the spinal cord and/or nerve roots that pass through the affected area. Lumbar spinal stenosis can be caused by a variety of factors, including age-related changes in the spine, spinal injuries or deformities, and certain medical conditions such as arthritis or tumors.

Understanding Symptoms of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

This pressure on the spinal canal can result in a variety of symptoms, including pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling in the lower back, legs, or buttocks. The severity of the symptoms can vary widely depending on the extent of the stenosis and the degree of pressure on the spinal cord or nerves.

Treating Pain Caused by LSS in Somerset County, NJ

Treatment options for lumbar spinal stenosis can range from conservative measures such as physical therapy and pain management to more invasive procedures such as surgery, depending on the severity of the condition and the individual needs of the patient.

What are benefits of going with the MILD Procedure?

Going home the same day of surgery

Reduced pain

Restored mobility

Returning to light activities within a few days

The ability to stand longer and walk farther with less pain

How long does the MILD procedure take?

When will I see results from the MILD procedure?

The MILD procedure is an inpatient procedure that is completed in under 1 hour. General anesthieia is not required. Results can be seen within 2 hours of the initial procedure. Some patients will see results within 72 hours, many will see results within a few weeks.


What patients have to say…

The staff are patient, friendly, courteous and efficient in their duties and interaction with patients. The office is very clean and has a refreshing light filled ambiance. I was very pleased especially when you are in pain and discomfort. I was reassured every step of the way towards recovery that things would get better. They helped me to manage my expectations by being honest, forthcoming and explaining procedures and things that were happening with me in simple details that I could comprehend. I appreciate and am grateful for all their interventions, support and encouragement.”


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