What is the Vertiflex Procedure?
The Vertiflex® Procedure is a minimally invasive outpatient treatment.
It uses a small implant that relieves pressure on the affected nerves.
It was designed with patient safety and comfort in mind. The implant works by supporting your existing anatomy and is reversible, leaving all treatment options available in the future.The Vertiflex Procedure may not be right for everyone, as any treatment has associated risks. Ask your doctor if the Vertiflex Procedure is right for.
Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis include:
• Pain while walking
• Numbness or “tingling” feeling in your legs, calves, or buttocks
• Loss of balance
• Aching, dull back pain spreading to your legs
• Decreased endurance during physical activities
• Tendency to sit or lean over slightly to relieve pain you.
How is Vertiflex implanted?
Placement-A small spacer is placed inside the spine without removal of any nearby bone or tissue.
Activation-Once inserted, the spacer’s arms open around the spinous processes (the bumps you can feel in your spine) to help make proper space for the affected nerves.
Relief-The spacer preserves the space in the spine, which keeps pressure off the nerves that cause leg and back pain.
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