Leg and back pain can be the result of a condition called lumbar spinal stenosis, resulting from normal wear and tear on the spine as a person ages. Lumbar spinal stenosis is common in adults over 60 years old. If left untreated, lumbar spinal stenosis can worsen over time, leading to excessive narrowing of the spinal canal. This can cause constriction of the nerves that run down the back and into the legs, resulting in pain, discomfort, and limited mobility.
If you’ve been living with leg and back pain from lumbar spinal stenosis, you know the suffering it can cause, how it can limit your mobility, and the impact it can have on your daily life.
Now, there is a clinically proven, minimally invasive solution that may help. The Vertiflex Procedure has the potential to lift the burden of pain, offering a long-term solution that can help patients get back to enjoying their day-to-day life again.
Common symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis include:
- Pain while walking
- Numbness or a “tingling” feeling in your legs, calves, or buttocks
- Weakness and/or loss of balance
- Aching, dull back pain spreading to your legs
- Decreased endurance during physical activities
- Pain relief experienced when sitting or leaning over slightly
For most people, symptoms develop gradually over time and are often made worse by standing and walking.
What is the Vertiflex procedure?
In a clinical study, 90% of patients reported satisfaction with the Vertiflex Procedure.* Developed with patient safety and comfort in mind to give lumbar spinal stenosis sufferers the freedom to get on with their daily lives.
The implant works by supporting your existing anatomy and is completely reversible, leaving all treatment options available in the future.
What to expect after the procedure?
How do I care for the incision site post-procedure?
Most incision site wounds will have a few stitches or staples that should be kept clean and dry until the first follow-up visit, usually 7 to 14 days after having the procedure.
Are there any restrictions to activity?
For 6 weeks following your procedure, limit all lifting, bending, and strenuous activity including lifting anything over 10 pounds.
All patients have different needs. Therefore, it is important to always follow your treating physician’s instructions.