Lumbar spinal stenosis is a common cause of lower back pain, sciatica symptoms and weakness/numbness in the legs. Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal that results in pressure on the spinal nerves. Degenerative disease and injuries can cause spinal stenosis, often occurring in the lumbar spine. Trinity Surgery Center offers a minimally-invasive treatment option for relief from lumbar spinal stenosis. Our surgical center in San Jose, CA, offers the Vertiflex procedure for lumbar spinal stenosis.

Patients with lumbar spinal stenosis, or LSS, have limited options for treatment. Conservative treatments, like injection therapy, can offer relief from pain and discomfort but do not repair the spine. Eventually, spine surgery may be needed to physically create more spinal canal space to relieve pressure on nerves. The Vertiflex procedure offers an alternative to spine surgery for patients with LSS who no longer get relief from interventional or conservative LSS treatments.

How It Works

The Vertiflex procedure uses an FDA-approved spacer implant that can restore space in the spinal column. The Vertiflex procedure is completed using minimally-invasive techniques to reduce risks and recovery for the patient. A small incision is made near the area of LSS to access the spine with a dilator and tiny surgical camera. The Vertiflex implant is carefully inserted into the compressed vertebrae and the wings are used to spread the vertebrae apart to increase the spinal space.

What to Expect

The Vertiflex procedure for lumbar spinal stenosis treatment is an outpatient surgery that usually takes less than an hour to perform. Patients will be advised on how to prepare for the procedure by their surgeon or physician. A local anesthetic will be used to numb the area – most patients remain conscious during the procedure. Once the treatment is complete, the incision is closed with stitches and covered with a bandage.

The Vertiflex procedure for lumbar spinal stenosis can offer relief from symptoms without more invasive spinal surgery. Trinity Surgery Center is your source for advanced outpatient surgical care at our facility in San Jose, CA. Contact us today!