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Vertiflex

What is the Superion Indirect Decompression System?

The Superion Indirect Decompression System (Vertiflex) was developed to treat patients with symptomatic moderate lumbar spinal stenosis. The device is made of titanium and is designed to be placed between the spinous processes (the bumps you can feel under your skin) to help make more room for the nerves which are affected by your spinal stenosis.

Benefits of this device include:

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Who is a candidate for the Superion Indirect Decompression System (Vertiflex) device?

You may be a candidate for the Vertiflex device if you have symptomatic moderate lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). Moderate spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the space around the nerves, and can be diagnosed with an MRI or CT scan. You may have symptomatic lumbar spinal stenosis if you experience the following symptoms:

  • Leg pain, numbness, or cramping which is worse with standing and walking and is relieved with sitting.
  • Symptom relief while walking if you can hunch over something like a shopping cart or walker.

If you have tried physical therapy, medications, and injections without relief, you may be a candidate for the Vertiflex device.

The Vertiflex Procedure

Before undergoing the Vertiflex procedure, you must complete the preoperative process, which includes:

Once you have completed this process, you will be scheduled for the Vertiflex procedure. It is performed at a surgery center in an outpatient setting. The device is implanted through a small incision (about 1 cm) between the spinous processes of the spine using fluoroscopy (x-ray guidance). The procedure takes about 30 minutes to perform one level.

Restoring a Pain-Free Life

Lumbar spinal stenosis can significantly impact the quality of your life, making it hard to perform routine daily tasks and participate in your favorite activities. Fortunately, you don’t have to live with this pain any longer. At the Denver Spine and Pain Institute, we offer the most advanced treatments to alleviate your pain, helping you enjoy life again.

We’re the only sports, back and pain specialists in the country providing a Connected Care Approach™ specifically designed to get you back to enjoying life faster. This approach involves:

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