What Is Vertiflex™️Superion™️ Lumbar Decompression?
Vertiflex™️ Superion™️ lumbar decompression is a minimally invasive procedure that is intended to provide long-term relief for patients suffering from Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS). It utilizes a small implant placed inside the spine to prevent further compression when moving. This procedure can help alleviate back and leg pains associated with LSS. While spinal stenosis can occur anywhere along the spine, it is more common in the lumbar region, also known as the lower back.
Spinal stenosis occurs when the spinal canal narrows, compressing the spinal cord and causing various issues. Depending on the severity of spinal stenosis, people report a range of symptoms from none to severe. The symptoms of this condition tend to develop gradually, and they can worsen over time. Some of the symptoms include but are not limited to:
- Lower back pain
- Tingling & numbing in the legs
- Weakness in foot or legs
- Burning pain in legs or buttocks
How Does the Vertiflex™️ Procedure Work?
During the procedure, the physician will ask you to lay flat on your abdomen and will apply a local anesthetic to minimize discomfort at the incision site. With the aid of fluoroscopy, a type of x-ray guidance, the doctor will make a small incision in your lower back area and insert the Superion™️ implant. The Vertiflex™️ Superion™️ is a device designed to restore the necessary space between the vertebrae to provide pain relief to patients suffering from LSS. The device is inserted by using a small tube and is then secured in place.
Many patients report feeling a significant reduction in pain within the first few days following the procedure. That being said, the aftercare process is just as crucial in order to secure long-term success. The physician will likely suggest a recovery period of about 6 weeks to allow your body to heal appropriately. This is the time to reduce strenuous physical activity. Easy activities such as walking are encouraged as long as it is comfortable.Request Appointment
How to Prepare for the Vertiflex™️ Procedure
Your physician may suggest a series of tests in order to determine your eligibility to receive Vertiflex™️ Superion™️ Lumbar Decompression. The first step in this process is to perform a thorough physical examination and carefully evaluate your medical and family history. Your doctor may also recommend the following tests in order to confirm a lumbar spinal stenosis diagnosis:
- Blood work
- CT & MRI scans
- Spinal x-rays
- Diagnostic imaging
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If you or anyone you know is experiencing lumbar spinal stenosis symptoms, we recommend you reach out to our team today. You may be an excellent candidate to receive this procedure. Our expert interventional pain specialists possess decades of experience in pain management and treatment. We would be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition and the treatment options we offer.