How mild Works

mild is an image-guided procedure that is the first minimally invasive surgical treatment to provide immediate and lasting relief by relieving the pressure on the nerves caused by LSS.

During the mild procedure, the physician uses a set of proprietary devices to remove the bone or tissue causing pressure on the nerves through a puncture the diameter of a pencil. There are no incisions, implants, sutures or staples; only a band-aid is required. Patients often feel relief within two hours.

Initial clinical data for mild indicate an average 75 percent reduction in pain and greater than 70 percent increase in mobility. In addition, most patients can decrease use of narcotics or pain medication at six weeks.1

mild is market cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for decompression of the lumbar spine.

For more information on mild at North Vista Hospital, please call 1-877-921-WELL (9355). Additional information is also available at

1 Spine Technology Education Group, Innovative Techniques in Spine Surgery, June 18-21, 2008, Los Cabos, Mexico: 90% decrease in pain as measured by the Visual Analog Scale (VAS), as well as improved mobility, represented by a decrease in the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI) of 84%. No complications or adverse events reported. All patients discontinued the use of narcotics or pain medication at 6 weeks following the MILD procedure.