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.

Helen D., pictured above with Dr. David Qu, experienced greater than 80% relief following the  mild™  procedure. Helen is now able to stand longer and walk farther!

How effective is the mild™ procedure?

The mild procedure has been performed on over 20,000 patients and has been proven safe and effective in 12 different clinical trials and more than 20 peer reviewed articles. The average individual standing time at each follow up increased from 8 minutes to 56 minutes resulting in a 570% overall improvement. The average walking distance at each follow up increased from 246ft to 3,956ft resulting in a 1,510% overall improvement. Ask your physician today if the mild™ procedure is right for you!