What is lumbar spinal stenosis?
Lumbar spinal stenosis is the progressive, degenerative, age-related narrowing of the spinal canal that can lead to lower back pain, leg pain and numbness and tingling that is worsened while standing and walking. Lumbar spinal stenosis is the most common form of spinal stenosis and is diagnosed in more than 1.2 million individuals in the United States each year.
What treatment options are available for lumbar spinal stenosis?
Past treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis involved invasive spinal surgery with significant downtime and general anesthesia. Recent technological advancement has led to the development of the mild™ procedure, which is a less costly and less invasive alternative to major surgery. The mild™ procedure stands for minimally invasive lumbar decompression and helps to provide space for the compressed nerves through a tiny incision the size of a baby aspirin. The procedure is performed with NO general anesthesia, NO sutures, NO overnight stays and NO implants.