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The Vertiflex Procedure: A Treatment for Spinal Stenosis

by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates

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The Vertiflex Procedure: A Treatment for Spinal Stenosis

by Princeton Orthopaedic Associates

Before the emergence of modern medicine, individuals who suffered from spinal stenosis were forced to deal with the condition as best they could. Today, however, thanks to the brilliant minds of medical professionals worldwide, there is a surgical procedure that enables patients with spinal stenosis to live their lives without discomfort or pain. Unfortunately, many people are not aware of this treatment option. In fact, according to recent market research, only about 10% of people suffering from degenerative spine conditions know about the existence of a surgical procedure that can provide them with significant relief from their symptoms. If you have been struggling with numbing pain in your back and legs as a result of spinal stenosis—or if you know someone who has—read on to learn more about what this condition is and how it can be treated.

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What Is Vertiflex?

Vertiflex is a surgical procedure that treats spinal stenosis by expanding the spinal canal. The spinal canal is the space that houses the spinal cord, connecting the vertebrae in the lower back all the way down to the sacrum. In people who suffer from spinal stenosis, the spinal canal becomes narrowed, compressing the spinal cord and causing a variety of unpleasant symptoms, including pain, weakness, numbness, and difficulty walking. Vertiflex is a surgical procedure that treats spinal stenosis by expanding the spinal canal. The surgeon performing the procedure will use a balloon to expand the affected portion of the spinal canal, opening up the space and allowing the spinal cord to return to its normal position.

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How Does Vertiflex Help People with Spinal Stenosis?

The balloon used in the Vertiflex procedure is applied while the patient is under general anesthesia. The patient is then placed in a special position to ensure that the spinal canal is evenly expanded. After the balloon is inflated, it is deflated and removed, and the incision is closed with sutures. The balloon used in the Vertiflex procedure is applied while the patient is under general anesthesia. The patient is then placed in a special position to ensure that the spinal canal is evenly expanded. After the balloon is inflated, a stent-like implant is inserted, after which the balloon is  deflated and removed.

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Benefits of the Vertiflex Procedure

The Vertiflex procedure has many benefits for patients suffering from spinal stenosis. It enables people to live their lives without the pain, weakness, and other symptoms of spinal stenosis. It also allows people to maintain their independence, as they are no longer incapacitated by their condition. Finally, the procedure is extremely effective, with upwards of 90% of patients experiencing significant relief from their symptoms.

Just remember, while the Vertiflex procedure is a very effective treatment option for spinal stenosis, it does have some potential side effects. These are not side effects that are inherent to the procedure itself, but are risks that are associated with any surgical procedure. For the majority of patients, however, the benefits of the procedure greatly outweigh these risks.

Spinal stenosis can be a debilitating condition that greatly impacts quality of life. For people with spinal stenosis, the Vertiflex procedure is an excellent treatment option that can enable them to live their lives free of pain and other symptoms. If you've been diagnosed with spinal stenosis or suspect you might be suffering from it, schedule an appointment with us today for an evaluation. If Vertiflex is an option for you, we would love to help get you on your way.

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