MILD Procedure

No Anesthesia, Implants, or Stitches Required

The MILD procedure is safe and can work for numerous patients diagnosed with LSS.  It helps them manage pain and improve their standing and walking functions.  This is a short, outpatient procedure that is performed from creating an incision the size of a baby aspirin.  It requires no general anesthesia, implants, or stitches.

The procedure has received positive response rates of over 81 percent and has been performed on more than 15,000 patients worldwide.


  • X-ray guided procedure for safety
  • Visualization of the treated area before the procedure
  • Treatment concentrated posterior to the dura (the sac that surrounds the spinal cord)

Outpatient Procedure:

  • No general anesthesia required
  • 1 mm incision
  • No stitches required
  • No implants required

Low Complication Rate:

  • No reports of dural tears, nerve root damage or blood loss that may require transfusion.
  • Adverse event rate less than 0.1% in more than 15,000 cases

The MILD procedure can be performed by the experienced Los Angeles pain management specialist Dr. Joshua Prager.  For additional information about this treatment, please call our office to schedule an appointment.

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