MILD (minimally invasive lumbar decompression) is a safe procedure that can help many patients diagnosed with Lumbar Spinal Stenosis stand longer and walk farther with less pain. It is a short, outpatient procedure performed through an incision the size of a baby aspirin that requires no general anesthesia, no implants and no stitches. The procedure has a reported positive-response rate of 81 percent and more than 15,000 patients have undergone the procedure nationwide. After the MILD procedure the patient is able to go home the same day. If it works the patient is cured. If MILD is not successful, major surgery can be the second option where a surgeon will removed bone to relieve pressure.