Interventional Spine and Pain Center
Interventional Pain Management Specialists located in Manchester, TN & Murfreesboro, TN
Spinal stenosis is a narrowing in your spine that can cause pain and nerve problems, and many patients end up having to undergo surgery. However, the pain specialists at Interventional Spine and Pain Center in Manchester and Murfreesboro, Tennessee, have a new and exciting treatment available called The Vertiflex® Superion® Indirect Decompression System, a minimally invasive, long-lasting solution to the symptoms of spinal stenosis. Call Interventional Spine and Pain Center today to find out more or book an appointment online.
Vertiflex Q & A
What is Vertiflex?
The Vertiflex Superion Indirect Decompression System is a new, minimally invasive treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis. While many patients find their symptoms improve with conservative treatments for spinal stenosis, others experience less favorable results. Vertiflex Superion is a treatment option for people when conservative treatments aren’t working.
Your provider at Interventional Spine and Pain Center puts the Vertiflex Superion implant into your spine using a small endoscopic tube. This means there’s only a small incision, so you have less pain and faster healing time compared with traditional open surgeries, like laminectomy.
The team at Interventional Spine and Pain Center finds that patients experience far fewer postoperative complications following Vertiflex Superion treatment, and no destabilization of their spine.
What causes spinal stenosis?
Spinal stenosis is a problem caused by various spinal conditions, including:
- Bone spurs
- Herniated discs
- Thickened ligaments
- Spinal injuries
These can all cause narrowing of the spinal canal, the space inside the spine that houses the spinal cord. If the spinal canal gets narrower, it doesn’t leave enough room for all the nerves in your spinal cord, and the narrowed areas start to press on the nerves.
This pressure can cause symptoms in your lower back, buttocks, and legs such as:
When you have spinal stenosis, you’re likely to find it more painful to stand and walk, but experience relief from the pain when you sit down, especially if you bend forward.
Lumbar spinal stenosis usually develops in older people, typically those over 50, because the majority of cases are related to the deterioration that comes with aging.
How does the Vertiflex Superion system work?
Vertiflex Superion is a cutting-edge form of outpatient surgery for spinal stenosis that uses minimally invasive techniques. The implant fits between the vertebral bones to adjust their spacing and restore room for the nerves running through the spinal canal.
This is what’s called indirect decompression, with the Vertiflex Superion implant acting as an extension blocker, mimicking the effect you get when you sit and lean forward. The implant comes in many sizes and is designed to be an ideal anatomical fit for patients with a variety of spinal anatomies, ensuring you can move naturally and in comfort.
The Vertiflex Superion implant can relieve the symptoms of spinal stenosis for up to five years, making it a convenient and cost-effective treatment as well.
Find out more about the Vertiflex Superion implant by calling Interventional Spine and Pain Center today, or book an appointment online.
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