What is the Vertiflex Procedure?
The Vertiflex procedure is a non-surgical, non-narcotic, and clinically-proven solution to lumbar spinal stenosis. The procedure involves implanting an FDA-approved medical device into the affected spinal regions to reverse spinal compression, taking pressure off the spinal nerves causing pain. The Vertiflex device can be planted into the spinal column in less than 30 minutes, and it’s a completely reversible procedure with no severe complications or side effects. Patients report almost immediate relief from chronic pain after the Vertiflex procedure.
What is Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?
The spine consists of numerous bones called the vertebrae, responsible for most of your body’s movements, stability, and flexibility. The spinal cord also consists of nerves that run amongst the vertebrae, carrying sensory signals into other parts of the brain and your body. Besides the nerves and vertebrae, the spinal cord consists of numerous other components, such as ligaments and intervertebral discs.
Over time, age-related wear-and-tear, injuries, and underlying conditions can damage the ligaments, vertebrae, and intervertebral discs. Furthermore, as the intervertebral discs are worn down, the space between the vertebrae is narrowed, thereby entrapping or pinching the nerve roots. Lumbar spinal stenosis is a condition wherein the narrowing of the intervertebral spaces in the lower back compresses the nerves, leading to chronic pain.
The following are common symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis:
- Constant pain while walking or standing still
- Weakness and exhaustion in the legs
- Loss of optimal posture and balance
- Loss of physical endurance
- Numbness in the buttocks, legs, or back
- Tingling in the buttocks, legs, or back
- Dull aching sensations in the back
The Vertiflex procedure is the ideal solution for lumbar spinal stenosis because it holds the compressed vertebrae apart to restore the optimal space between them, taking the pressure off the spinal nerves.