Reclaim Quality of Life
Lumbar spinal stenosis sufferers often deal with constant, debilitating pain and functional issues. Even if symptoms are mild, daily life can be greatly affected. Now, without medications or ongoing treatment, there is a safe and effective way to get long-term relief from symptoms without major surgery.
Vertiflex with The Pain Experts of Arizona
At The Pain Experts of Arizona, we strive to provide our patients with the most advanced and proven pain reduction technology available. Vertiflex is a highly effective treatment that can help relieve your LSS symptoms and improve your daily quality of life. Our team would be excited to help guide you through the process for outstanding outcomes.
What is Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?
Lumbar spinal stenosis is when the open space or canal in the spine of the lower back becomes narrow and begins to constrict the spinal cords and nerves. This constriction then causes pressure and pain in the area.
Causes of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Wear and tear over time, clinically referred to as osteoarthritis, is the most frequent cause of LSS. Herniated disks, injuries, and rarely, tumors can also cause the condition.
Symptoms of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Symptoms can range from general lower back pain and cramping or numbness in the legs to more specific and severe issues like loss of feeling in the feet, difficulty with bladder and bowel control, and trouble walking due to severe pain.
The Dangers of Untreated Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Untreated LSS can lead to irreversible spinal damage and permanent incontinence or lower body paralysis.
What is Vertiflex?
Vertiflex uses a small implant that is placed inside the spine to help prevent the canal from narrowing while walking or standing. This leads to a reduction in pressure on the nerves, relieving leg and back pain symptoms commonly associated with LSS.
Benefits of Vertiflex
For those suffering from the effects of lumbar spinal stenosis, symptom relief without regular injections or pain medications could help them go about their daily lives with more ease and comfort. With Vertiflex, benefits include:
- Rapid LSS symptom relief
- Minimally invasive
- No anesthesia
- Various-sized spacers for customization
Vertiflex is a multi-symptom treatment that can address an assortment of concerns related to LSS. There are a few advanced spinal issues that may not make certain patients good candidates for this procedure, so it’s essential to speak with a pain or spinal expert.
Consultation and Preparation
At a consultation with The Pain Experts of Arizona, we will determine if you are a good candidate for Vertiflex, create a tailored treatment plan, and provide you with details on any necessary preparatory steps prior to your treatment.
Using only local anesthesia, a tiny incision is made to insert the Superion® Indirect Decompression System into the spine. No tissue or bone needs to be removed. The procedure usually only takes around 30 to 45 minutes.
Results, Recovery, and Aftercare
Symptom relief is usually immediate, but full recovery usually takes four to six weeks. Light activity can be resumed within a few days or when it’s comfortable. Long-term results are typical, with many patients still symptom-free at five years post-procedure.
Why choose The Pain Experts of Arizona?
The Pain Experts of Arizona is a highly rated group of medical professionals who serve the Gilbert, Chandler, and Phoenix areas. We are passionate about pain management and work to find the most effective and safest methods to help our patients restore their quality of life.
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Vertiflex™ Treatment FAQs
Are Vertiflex procedures common?
Tens of thousands of Vertiflex procedures have been successfully performed, becoming an increasingly common method for pain relief.
Is Vertiflex painful?
This procedure is performed using local anesthesia and a very small incision, so no pain is felt during the procedure. Patients may feel some mild soreness for a few days afterward.
Is Vertiflex safe? What are the risks?
As with most minor surgical procedures, there is a minor risk of infection or bleeding. More serious but rare risks could include bone fracture or implant movement.
Is Vertiflex permanent?
This treatment is considered highly effective for up to five years, and many patients enjoy pain relief for longer.
How much does Vertiflex cost?
The cost of Vertiflex varies depending on the needs of each particular patient and how extensive the procedure will be.
Will my insurance cover Vertiflex?
Yes, in most cases, both public and private health insurance will cover most or all of the cost of Vertiflex.