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Atlas Pain Specialists

Your mild® procedure provider in Phoenix Arizona

About the mild® Procedure

mild® is a short, outpatient treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) that restores space in the spinal canal to help improve back and leg pain.* Using specialized tools and imaging, mild® addresses a major root cause of LSS by removing thickened ligament through an incision smaller than the size of baby aspirin, leaving no implants behind, only a Band-Aid.

The minimally invasive mild® Procedure has a safety profile similar to epidural steroid injections but with lasting results, and patients typically return to normal activity within 24 hours with no restrictions.* mild® is covered nationwide by Medicare (all ages, all plan types, including Medicare Advantage) the VA, U.S. Military & IHS. Commercial coverage varies.

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*Clinical data available:

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What is Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS)?

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS) is a condition that occurs when the spinal canal in the lower back becomes narrowed, compressing the spinal cord and the nerves in the lower back, causing pain and affecting mobility. 

Causes: Often age-related changes in the spine, such as osteoarthritis, thickened ligaments, and bulging of discs.

Symptoms: Pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in the lower back, buttocks, and legs. 

LSS Treatment Options

Below is a chart comparing the treatment options typically recommended for LSS patients. Each treatment option has its risks and benefits - it is up to you and your doctor to decide which treatment is best for you. mild®  procedure offers the combination of an injection's safety profile and the lasting relief typically associated with back surgery.

Understand the mild® Procedure