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VertiFlex Superion Lumbar Decompression

Experience back pain relief with this newly FDA-approved, clinically proven treatment for Spinal Stenosis

What is the VertiFlex Superion treatment?

VertiFlex Superion is a minimally invasive, clinically proven treatment for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS) to help people take back their lives from back pain. Designed for patient safety and comfort, this simple procedure involves implanting a small device in the spinal cavity to block spinal extension to relieve pressure and pain

What is Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS)?

As you age, your spinal canal naturally changes in shape and size. It can occur at any time, but it is most common for people over 50. In this naturally degenerative process, the small spinal canal — which contains the spinal cord and nerve roots — may become compressed. This causes the spinal cord and/or nerve roots to pinch and cause numbness, cramping or weakness.

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS) Symptoms

People with spinal stenosis often get leg and back pain when they walk, but when they sit down, that pain almost immediately goes away. And when they sleep, they find that curling up in the fetal position, which opens up the spine, also provides pain relief, though only temporary.

LSS symptoms include:

  • Leg, buttock and groin pain
  • Numbness, weakness, cramping or stiffness in the legs or buttocks.
  • Difficulty walking or standing, but experience relief in the seated or flexed position

If left untreated, spinal stenosis can cause increased back pain and even permanent spinal cord injury.

Treating Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS) with VertiFlex Superion

VertiFlex Superion is a completely new, minimally invasive procedure to treat spinal stenosis, designed with patient safety and comfort in mind.

After a small incision is made, an H-shaped device is delicately implanted to provide indirect decompression. The inserted spacer prevents spinal extension, which normally causes compression and leads to pain. It still allows for flexion of the spine, which helps resolve pain by holding the spinal column open in the areas of pain.

How long is recovery after the procedure?

VertiFlex is a minimally invasive procedure, and so the recovery time is minimal. Most surgical sites will have stitches that can be removed at the first follow up appointment, usually 7-14 days after the treatment. All patients should avoid bending, twisting and strenuous activity for several weeks after the procedure. Once you’ve been cleared by your physician, you can resume normal activity usually no longer than 6 weeks after the treatment.

Why VertiFlex Superion?

Treating LSS with VertiFlex Superion is a simple outpatient procedure with quick recovery time and with proven results. In a clinical trial for VertiFlex, 90% of patients expressed overall satisfaction with their Superion implant 60 months after the procedure.

Increased, controlled movement for patients and minimal post-procedure complications make this an effective alternative to either more conservative treatments or more aggressive ones.

For more information about treating Lumbar Spinal Stenosis with VertiFlex Superion, please call Colorado Injury and Pain Specialists today at 970-242-0162 to schedule an appointment.s

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