Lumbar Spinal Stenosis is a condition resulting in narrowing of the spine. The narrowing of the spine is often due to bone spur formation, arthritis, thickening of the spinal ligaments and possibly bulging of the spinal discs. It is more common in older people. Symptoms can include back pain and sciatica, which results in pain in a leg, with possible weakness, numbness and tingling. The MILD® procedure has been performed safely on thousands of patients. A doctor who is certified to perform MILD® will use an imaging machine and specialized tools to remove small pieces of bone and excess ligament tissue through a tiny incision in your back. Removing these elements restores space in the spinal canal and decreases the compression of the nerves, which reduces pain and restores mobility.