Vertiflex Treatment

Vertiflex treatment offers an innovative new way to treat lumbar spinal stenosis. It is minimally invasive procedure that uses a Vertiflex implant to restore space between the vertebrae and lift pressure off compressed nerves that cause pain.

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Vertiflex Treatment

Vertiflex is an FDA approved treatment for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis and other chronic back and leg pain conditions. If you have had unsuccessful results from other conservative treatments and major surgery is not an option, then Vertiflex may be a good option for you.

The procedure involves a small Vertiflex spacer that is implanted between vertebrae to help relieve pressure on compressed nerves. This reduced pressure helps to provide lasting pain relief. 

If you are interested in learning more about Vertiflex, schedule consultation using our contact form below. Our specialists will evaluate of you pain symptoms and health history to see if Vertiflex is the right option for you. We currently offer Vertiflex treatment at these locations.

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A comprehensive guide with everything you need to know about our providers, locations, conditions we treat, treatments we offer, and many other frequently asked questions!

A comprehensive guide with everything you need to know about our providers, locations, conditions we treat, treatments we offer, and many other frequently asked questions!

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The Vertiflex Procedure

A simple, out-patient procedure, the Vertiflex spacer is placed via a small incision in your back. Using fluoroscopy, the spacer is implanted with a small tube. The device is placed between the vertebrae, supporting the existing anatomy holding them open. Open vertebrae relieve pressure from the compressed nerves in the spinal canal.  

Considered a ‘micro-surgery’ the Vertiflex procedure may take 15-45 minutes (depending on if the patient is having either one or two spacers implanted). Only requiring a local anesthetic, the device can be placed comfortably for the patient. Once implanted, the device has arms that open in the spinous process, preventing the implant from becoming dislodged.   

Post Procedure

Once the procedure has been completed the patient will be able to go home. There may be minimal soreness at the incision site. The patient will have to avoid strenuous activity for roughly six weeks after the Vertiflex placement. However, light activity is ok. Patients will be able to preserve their range of motion in their lower back. 

The insertion of the device establishes enough comfortable space between the vertebrae to prevent the nerves from being painfully compressed. The vertebrae remain open, no longer crushing the cord of nerves in the spinal canal. With no pressure on the nerves, and individual suffering from LSS can begin to feel immediate relief.

Benefits of a Vertiflex spacers 

  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Patients can go home the same day
  • Procedure does not require removal of bone or tissue 
  • Minimized blood loss 
  • Maximized pain relief  
  • Noticeable improvement in mobility and functionality

The Vertiflex device is a safe and effective treatment ideal for treating lumbar spinal stenosis. The implant may successfully provide patients suffering from chronic back and leg pain with sustainable relief. Lasting pain relief with this device allows patients to return to living a full and quality life.  

Is Vertiflex right for you?

If the lower space in your spine narrows, the nerves that pass through become constricted, causing pain to radiate through your back and legs. When the nerves become painfully compressed, you may be suffering from a condition called Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS). Lumbar spinal stenosis leads to severe back pain (and leg pain) when standing or walking.  

Between each vertebrae exist discs that help cushion the spine, allowing for the body to bend and rotate. The discs maintain space for the nerves, but when the spine narrows the space becomes limited and the pressure causes painful symptoms.  

Those suffering from LSS may find themselves frequently leaning forward or sitting down. Maneuvering and positioning the body like this can relieve the chronic pain symptoms but is not feasible to do all day. The compressed nerves can also become inflamed, leading to more pain and limited mobility.  

Lumbar spinal stenosis is a common condition for those over the age of 60. However, it is possible for younger individuals to be diagnosed with LSS as well. Symptoms of LSS may begin if the patient has experienced an injury to the spine and/or has an underlying condition that effects the health of the spine.   

Symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis are: 

  • Aching, dull back pain 
  • Pain while standing 
  • Neurogenic Claudication (pain radiating from the buttocks, anterior thigh, and down the leg)  
  • Frequently sitting/leaning to relieve pain  
  • Weakness in legs  
  • Loss of balance   

Candidates for Veriflex Treatment: 

Symptoms of LSS can negatively impact your day-to-day activities, limiting your ability to participate in a full life. Vertiflex is an ideal solution for those suffering from back pain and have not found relief from conservative treatments. Candidates for this procedure may prefer the Vertiflex device if: 

  • If you no longer experience pain relief from NSAID’s/physical therapy/pain medication.
  • If you are unable to go through a major spine surgery.
  • If you prefer a shortened recovery time.
  • If you prefer maintaining the mobility in your back that may be lost from other types of spinal surgery.
  • If you prefer a reversible procedure.

About Us

We are a comprehensive pain management practice with board certified Vertiflex Treatment doctors in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

Candidates for Treatment

Patients with the following disorders, injuries, diseases, or infections may be candidates for a Vertiflex Treatment:

Pain Regions

Vertiflex Treatment is often used to treat pain in the following regions:

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How To Get Started

If you would like more information about the Vertiflex treatment device or other pain management therapies we offer,  please call Pain and Spine Specialists and speak to our dedicated team to improve the quality of your life. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Veriflex Treatment FAQ's

What types of doctors offer Vertiflex Treatment?

Vertiflex treatment is typically offered by various types of doctors including orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, and pain management specialists who have been trained in this specific procedure.

Is Vertiflex Treatment covered by insurance?

Coverage for Vertiflex treatment varies by insurance provider. It's best to check directly with your insurance company to determine if this procedure is included in your plan.

What are the alternatives to Vertiflex Treatment treatment?

Alternatives to Vertiflex treatment may include physical therapy, medication management, epidural steroid injections, spinal cord stimulation, or even surgical intervention such as laminectomy or spinal fusion.

Is Vertiflex Treatment considered minimally invasive?

Yes, Vertiflex treatment is considered a minimally invasive procedure as it requires only a small incision and leaves the majority of the surrounding tissues unaffected.

How do I find a Vertiflex Treatment center near me?

You can find a Vertiflex treatment center near you by visiting the Vertiflex website and using their "Find a Doctor" tool.

How do I find a Vertiflex Treatment specialist near me?

You can use the "Find a Doctor" tool on the Vertiflex website to locate a specialist near you who offers this procedure.

Is Vertiflex Treatment considered a minimally invasive treatment?

Yes, Vertiflex treatment is considered a minimally invasive treatment as it involves a small incision and minimal disruption to the surrounding tissues.

How much does Vertiflex Treatment cost?

The cost of Vertiflex treatment can vary widely depending on your location, the specifics of your case, and your insurance coverage. It's best to discuss cost with your healthcare provider or insurance company.

What treatments are often tried before considering Vertiflex Treatment?

Before considering Vertiflex treatment, doctors often try more conservative treatments such as physical therapy, pain medication, and steroid injections.

What are the reviews for Vertiflex Treatment?

Reviews for Vertiflex treatment are generally positive, with many patients reporting significant relief from their symptoms. However, as with any medical procedure, experiences can vary.

Do Medicare and Medicaid cover Vertiflex Treatment?

Both Medicare and Medicaid may cover Vertiflex treatment, but coverage can vary by state and individual plan. It's best to check with your specific plan for details.

Billing / Insurance Questions

We Accept All Insurances!

That includes Medicare and state Medicaid.

How Soon Can I Be Seen?

Usually within one week of the initial call.

Appointments can be schedule by phone or through our contact form here.

What To Expect During Appointments

At Pain and Spine Specialists we provide comprehensive pain care while offering the most up-to-date minimally invasive techniques. Our ethos is to treat each patient (and potential patient) as if they were a family member.

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Patient Portal / Policies

At Pain and Spine Specialists we want to provide the most efficient and pleasurable experience possible. As in all medical facilities, we have certain policies in place to ensure that you receive the time you require to address your needs as well as enhance your experience while in our care.

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We encourage patient feedback to better improve your experience. We strive to create a friendly and warm environment where patients feel their voices are heard and validated.

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Inter-body Spacer Doctors in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia

At Pain and Spine Specialists, our team of Vertiflex specialists are committed to giving you the most effective treatment when treating your pain. You can find us conveniently located throughout MarylandPennsylvania, and Virginia.

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