The Vertiflex™ Procedure† featured on Access Health
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How Seera found LSS pain relief with the Vertiflex Procedure
Seera, 74 suffered from pain due to LSS for years. Before she was diagnosed with LSS, Seera tried a variety of different treatments like physical therapy, injections, spinal adjustments, and pain medication, but she wasn’t able to find long-term relief. After consulting a pain specialist, Seera found lasting relief from the pain caused by LSS with the Vertiflex Procedure.
Meet a pain expert, dedicated to pain relief and finding long-term solutions for patients
Iden Cowan, M.D. is a board-certified anesthesiologist and interventional pain specialist. She specializes in minimally invasive procedures that directly target the patient’s source of pain. She is passionate about providing personalized treatment plans that fit each patient’s needs and help achieve their goals.
“I enjoy working with my patients to improve their function so that they can have a better quality of life. With minimally invasive treatments like the Vertiflex Procedure, I can offer my patients a clinically proven, long-term solution that can help them resume their day-to-day activities without the consistency of pain.”
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†Superion™ Indirect Decompression System.
Indications for Use: The Superion™ Indirect Decompression System (IDS) is indicated to treat skeletally mature patients suffering from pain, numbness, and/or cramping in the legs (neurogenic intermittent claudication) secondary to a diagnosis of moderate degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis, with or without Grade 1 spondylolisthesis, having radiographic evidence of thickened ligamentum flavum, narrowed lateral recess, and/or central canal or foraminal narrowing . The Superion™ Interspinous Spacer is indicated for those patients with impaired physical function who experience relief in flexion from symptoms of leg/buttock/groin pain, with or without back pain, who have undergone at least 6 months of non-operative treatment. The Superion Interspinous Spacer may be implanted at one or two adjacent lumbar levels in patients in whom treatment is indicated at no more than two levels, from L1 to L5. Contraindications, warnings, precautions, side effects. The Superion Indirect Decompression System (IDS) is contraindicated for patients who: have spinal anatomy that prevent implantation of the device or cause the device to be unstable in situ (i.e., degenerative spondylolisthesis greater than grade 1), Cauda equina syndrome, or prior decompression or fusion at the index level. Refer to the Instructions for Use provided on www.vertiflex.com for additional Indications for Use, contraindications information and potential adverse effects, warnings, and precautions prior to using this product. Caution: U.S. Federal law restricts this device to sale by or on the order of a physician.
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