Vertiflex(R) Interspinous Decompression
novel treatment for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis
The Vertiflex Superion interspinous spacer is a novel treatment for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis that do not have misalignment of their spine. In this minimally invasive treatment, a small wedge is placed to keep the spine “open” and block painful extension at one or two levels. In clinical trials, patients experienced 75% relief of back and leg pain that was sustained at 5 years. Not every patient with lumbar spinal stenosis is a candidate for this procedure, please discuss with your doctor whether or not it is an option for you.