What is Vertiflex Interspinous spacer?
Vertiflex interspinous spacer is a procedure in which a little metal device is placed between 2 spinal levels to decompress the nerves being pinched by lumbar spinal stenosis. Lumbar Spinal Stenosis or LSS is a narrowing of the spinal canal which pinches the nerves causing low back, buttock, and leg pain, numbness, or heaviness with walking or standing for a short period. The symptoms usually resolve shortly after leaning forward or sitting. This is called Neurogenic Intermittent Claudication or NIC. It is a procedure for those who have failed conservative and injection therapies as well as for those who are not spine surgery candidates or refuse to have spine surgery.