Treat lumbar spinal stenosis without introducing unnecessary procedural risk.

Mild® is a minimally invasive, outpatient treatment that removes the cause of stenosis through an incision the size of a baby aspirin and has shown to significantly improve pain and mobility.

Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is a common condition typically found in those over age 50. As we age, the natural wear and tear on our spine can lead to a number of contributing factors that cause the narrowing of the spinal canal—thickening of ligament tissue, formation of excess bone, or compression/bulging of the discs. This contributes to pain and mobility issues and may impact the ability to perform simple tasks.

The mild® procedure restores space in the spinal canal without the use of general anesthesia, steroids, opioids, stitches, or implants. Patients typically resume normal activities within 24 hours with no restrictions.

What are symptoms of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?

The narrowing of the spinal canal can cause a number of symptoms such as pain, numbness or a tingling sensation in your buttocks, legs and lower back. It may also limit the amount of time/distance you are able to stand or walk. If your symptoms increase when you walk or stand, but you experience relief when you sit or bend forward, then you may have a certain type of LSS that can be treated by the removal of excess tissue that is causing the narrowing of the spinal canal.

Benefits of the mild® Procedure

mild® is a safe, outpatient procedure that relieves pressure in your spinal canal by removing excess ligament tissue.

  • No implants
  • No general anesthesia
  • No stitches
  • Resume light activities within a few days
  • Covered by Medicare & Medicare Advantage plans nationwide

About the Procedure

Specialized tools are inserted through a tiny incision in your back and are used to remove small pieces of bone and excess ligament that cause the narrowing of the canal. Some doctors have described the goal of treating LSS as being similar to “removing a kink in a drinking straw.” The doctor will use an imaging machine to help guide him through the procedure. The restoration of space in the spinal canal decreases the compression of the nerves, which reduces pain and restores mobility.

Clinical studies show that mild® is a safe procedure that can help you stand longer & walk farther with less pain. To learn more visit

Meet our Doctors

Ruzbeh Toussi

Ruzbeh Toussi, DO, MPH

Dr. Toussi graduated from medical school from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his anesthesiology residency with the University of New Mexico and a pain fellowship at the University of Virginia. He is board certified in anesthesia and pain management.