The Vertiflex Superion® implant is a revolutionary device that has proven highly effective in treating lumbar spinal stenosis. Part of what makes it so innovative is the fact that it is an outpatient procedure that relieves pain originating in your back. It helps to bridge the gap between more conservative treatment options that may provide only temporary relief and invasive surgery that can require a long and difficult recovery period.
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
The Vertiflex procedure is ideal for anyone who suffers from lumbar spinal stenosis. The common symptoms of this condition include:
- Aching dull back pain that may radiate to your legs
- Decreased endurance, especially during physical activity
- Numbness and/or tingling in your legs, calves, or buttocks
- Weakness or problems balancing
A quick “test” for this condition is to start in a standing position and then bend over. If you feel relief from your pain, then you may be struggling with this condition. It is caused by a narrowing of the spinal canal which can then pinch the nerves in your back. Of course, you should always consult your provider for an appropriate diagnosis and treatment plan.
What to Expect from the
Vertiflex Superion Procedure
The Vertiflex Superion implant is so effective because it mimics the relief you experience from bending over. It creates a gap that opens the spinal canal to relieve pressure on the nerves. This means you won’t have to rely on tricks to feel better because the implant provides ongoing relief, effectively cushioning your vertebrae. It is made of titanium, a biocompatible material, and comes in a variety of sizes to coordinate with your individual spinal anatomy. It is also small, only one inch long and half an inch wide.
The biggest benefit of this procedure is that it is an outpatient procedure. You can expect a more rapid recovery so you can get back to the life you love as soon as possible. Talk to a provider at Interventional Spine and Pain to learn more about this treatment option.
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