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The MILD Procedure: A Revolutionary Approach to Managing Lower Back Pain

The MILD Procedure: A Revolutionary Approach to Managing Lower Back Pain


In the realm of pain management, lower back pain stands out as one of the most common and debilitating conditions that patients face daily. It’s a pervasive issue that can drastically diminish the quality of life, making even simple tasks seem daunting. As a dedicated pain management specialist, I’ve seen firsthand the impact that innovative treatments can have on this persistent problem. Today, I want to introduce you to a groundbreaking approach known as the MILD procedure, or Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression, which has been changing lives by offering significant relief from lower back pain from lumbar spinal stenosis. 

What is the MILD Procedure?

The MILD procedure is a minimally invasive technique designed to treat lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) – a condition that often causes significant lower back pain. This condition occurs when the spinal canal narrows, putting pressure on the nerves. Traditional treatments have ranged from physical therapy to more invasive surgical interventions, but the MILD procedure offers a less invasive alternative, focusing on restoring space in the spinal canal and alleviating pressure on the nerves.

How Does it Work?

Performed under twilight anesthesia, the MILD procedure requires no stitches, thanks to its minimally invasive nature. Using a small incision and specialized tools, I am able to remove small portions of bone and excess ligament tissue that are contributing to the narrowing of the spinal canal. This effectively relieves pressure on the spinal nerves, thereby reducing pain and improving mobility.

The Benefits of MILD

One of the most compelling aspects of the MILD procedure is its safety profile and the rapid recovery time. Patients typically resume normal activity within several days after the procedure. Peak effect from nerve decompression may take up to 6 weeks. The risk of complications is significantly lower compared to traditional surgery, making it an attractive option for those seeking effective pain management without the drawbacks of more invasive techniques.

Is MILD Right for You?

Determining whether the MILD procedure is the right option for you involves a comprehensive evaluation, including a detailed medical history, physical examination, and MRI review.. Ideal candidates are those suffering from lumbar spinal stenosis who have not found relief through conservative treatments such as physical therapy and epidural steroid injections. 


The MILD procedure represents a significant advancement in the treatment of lower back pain caused by lumbar spinal stenosis. As a pain management specialist, I am committed to utilizing the latest techniques to ensure my patients can achieve the best possible outcomes. If you’re struggling with lower back pain, I encourage you to explore whether the MILD procedure could be the solution you’ve been searching for.

For more information, or to schedule a consultation, please feel free to contact our office.

By Edward Rubin, MD

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