Glenn Lipton, MD

Helping you live a pain free life - without surgery

Non-Surgical Lumbar Decompression

Please call (855) 49-SPINE or (855) 497-7463 to learn more about our free MRI review by Dr. Lipton and to learn more about this treatment.

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What is the non-surgical lumbar decompression procedure?

The procedure is a new, minimally invasive technique for treating lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). By attending to the causes of LSS symptoms, the decompression can provide pain relief as well as improve mobility in patients. This treatment has been FDA-cleared for decompression of the lumbar spine.

The procedure offers several benefits over traditional surgical approaches, including:

  • Only a tiny incision needs to be made, so no stitches are required
  • It’s an outpatient procedure, typically performed in one hour using only local anesthetic and light sedation
  • Complications are rare
  • No implants are used
  • Recovery time is minimal, with patients generally returning to work and light activity just a few days later

The procedure is ideal for patients whose LSS is the result of excess ligament. Using imaging technology to guide the procedure, your doctor will insert specialized instruments through the small incision to remove the ligament and bone putting pressure on your spinal canal. It has been proven effective in clinical studies for 79 percent of patients who have undergone this treatment.

Schedule an appointment with our office to find out whether you are a good candidate for the procedure.

How do I get started?

To determine if you are a good candidate for the non-surgical lumbar decompression procedure, please call us toll-free at (855) 497-7463. You will be given options on how to send your most recent lumbar MRI to us for a free MRI review. You will be contacted via phone for any updates.

Patient Testimonial

I have had lumbar spine pain for years. It has been treated with all the various appropriate procedures , but finally got to a point where there was only one more procedure to try before I had no option other than surgery. Dr. Lipton performed the MILD procedure 2 weeks ago, and, although still a bit sore, I feel like a different person. Dr. Lipton is the most thorough, honest and qualified doctor in every area of pain management, but especially for this MILD procedure. I am so very grateful.
— Corliss B. Yelp

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