Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Patients Seeing 80 to 90 Percent Improvement With VertiFlex Superion® Implant
Since beginning to use the VertiFlex Superion® implant in Summer 2018 my patients have seen excellent results in both pain and function. This is an outpatient procedure typically done in less than an hour that fills a gap between conservative care and traditional major back surgery. One of the added benefits is its success with a reduction in the need for opioids. You also can learn more about this effective new procedure on their website.
Referring Patients With Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Thank you for referring your patient to me who may be significantly helped with the Vertiflex Superion procedure.
When making a referral please include the following information:
- Plain x-rays and an MRI of the lumbar spine
- Why conservative care has failed including medications, physical therapy or chiropractic care
- Patient height and weight as this procedure may not work for some obese patients
The patient will need to be able to sustain a brief outpatient surgery typically 30 to 45 minutes. A medical clearance for the surgery which usually relates to any heart or lung problem is needed so they can be cleared for anesthesia. They will not be able to be on blood thinners for the procedure. You may provide this medical clearance or I can arrange to have it done.
Contraindications to the procedure are osteoporosis. spondylolisthesis and metastatic cancer involving the spine.
Referring Patients With Chronic Nerve Pain Including DRG Therapy
Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation (DRG) is a novel, highly successful treatment for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) ilio inguinal neuralgia joint pain persisting after total joint arthroplasty and a variety of painful conditions in the foot and ankle. We can help your patients control their chronic pain occurring in the hip, knee, foot or groin following an injury or surgical procedure that worsens over time.
The unique neurostimulaton directly targets the area of the body where the pain occurs. For your patients with pain limited to a specific area of the lower body, DRG therapy often works where other treatments may not.