The MILD, or Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression Procedure, is a safe an effective way to treat stenosis of the spine, which is a narrowing of the spinal column that causes pressure on the spinal cord. This can occur in the lumbar or cervical sections of the spine. Using a small incision in the back, we can remove unnecessary ligaments in your back that are crowding out your spinal nerves and causing pain. The procedure is fast and effective. It does not cause much stress on the body and is well tolerated. Recovery is just a few days. No sewing or suturing is necessary. Many good studies show how well the MILD procedure works. Many patients with spinal stenosis prefer this treatment when looking for pain relief from their lumbar back pain.