We at Illinois Pain & Spine Institute offers proven treatments for lumbar stenosis to help our patients take back their lives. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our relentless focus on data-driven performance – and the results are revolutionizing the way the medical community views the treatment of lumbar stenosis by bringing clinically proven, less invasive alternatives to the continuum of care.
Spinal stenosis is a natural degenerative condition where the bone channel occupied by the spinal cord and nerve narrows. The spinal canal changes shape and size as we age, and while many people don’t notice the effects of spinal stenosis, others may experience radiating pain, numbness, or weakness in the legs attributed to these anatomical changes. While spinal stenosis is a progressive and natural part of the aging process and is most common in people over the age of 55, Illinois Pain & Spine Institute offers proven treatments that fixes the source of the pain.
The Vertiflex Superion Interspinous Spacer is a spinal implant system that preserves motion in the lumbar spine (the lower back) and relieves pressure on the nerves affected by spinal stenosis. The expandable implant, specially designed to preserve tissue in the back, is inserted with a minimally invasive approach and is fully reversible. The unique anatomical design of the implant allows for optimal fit in a patient’s individual anatomy, allowing patients to maintain motion while also achieving relief.
Vertiflex is a safe and effective option for patients whose spinal stenosis symptoms have persisted following more conservative treatments. Like all minimally-invasive procedures, patients must be cleared of additional complications that would warrant an open operation. Among patients who participated in a clinical trial for Vertiflex, 90 percent expressed overall satisfaction with their Superion implant 60 months after the procedure.
For more information on Vertiflex for spinal stenosis or to see if you’re a candidate, please visit Chicago Pain Center or schedule an appointment online.