Lumbar spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower back, which is known as the lumbar region. This pathology usually occurs when bone, tissue, or both, grow in the openings of the bones of the spine, compressing and irritating the nerves that enter and exit the spinal cord.
Depending on the severity of the compression, symptoms can range from pain, numbness or weakness, and cramping, most often in the lower back, legs, feet, and buttocks, to loss of bladder and bowel control in more severe cases.
With this in mind, the arrival of the VertiFlex technology has significantly revolutionized the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis by providing patients a chance to recover physical mobility and reduce related symptomatology in just a few days.
VertiFlex uses the Superion® Indirect Decompression System, an FDA-approved, minimally invasive, H-shaped device, which is inserted, through a very small tube, between the affected vertebral bones at the lumbar level, relieving the pressure on the nerves and reducing corresponding symptoms. This is a minimally invasive procedure, with little blood loss or tissue damage, making it a relatively simple outpatient procedure with which patients experience a rapid recovery without destabilizing the spine.
If you want to know more about the VertiFlex technology, you can check this explanatory video and also take a look at this patient testimonial for more information about the procedure.
By scheduling an appointment at Space City Pain Specialists, we can make you return to your daily activities in the shortest possible time through the application of certified preventative and regenerative care techniques, providing you all the tools that your body needs to heal and be capable of face everything in its way.
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