Vertiflex™ Treatment for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
When the space in the spine that is designed to accommodate nerves narrows, it can result in pinched nerves. Lumbar spinal stenosis occurs when the nerves in the lower back are compressed, which can lead to dull pain and other symptoms in the back, buttocks and legs.
In most cases, wear and tear due to natural aging is the root cause of lumbar spinal stenosis. Other causes include osteoarthritis, spinal tumors, genetic conditions, spinal injury, excess fluid and Paget’s disease. Common symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis include:
- Pain while walking
- Dissipating pain when seated
- Numbness or tingling in the buttocks or legs
- Poor balance and stability
If you have been diagnosed with lumbar spinal stenosis, Medici Medical can offer a minimally invasive treatment using the advanced Vertiflex™ procedure. This one-time treatment is designed to provide relief from the painful symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis while restoring mobility and balance.
The Vertiflex Procedure
Vertiflex is an FDA-approved, outpatient treatment procedure. Treatment involves inserting an implant between the spinous processes. These are the region of bone that jut out from the back of the spine. The Vertiflex procedure gives the spinal cord and its associated nerves space and relieves the symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis.
Medici Medical welcomes patients from in or around Georgia to book a Vertiflex consultation. We are committed to providing the least invasive treatments while providing the greatest benefits for our patients. If you are suffering from reduced mobility, pain in the lower back, buttocks or legs, the Vertiflex procedure could provide effective relief.
Contact our Medici Medical offices in Georgia today to discuss Vertiflex or any of our other treatment options. Treatment is always carried out in an outpatient setting with patient comfort as a primary consideration. Your physician can address any specific concerns during a consultation.