How does the Vertiflex Procedure work?
The Vertiflex Procedure is a safe, minimally invasive treatment that has been clinically proven to provide effective long-term relief from the pain associated with LSS.
- FDA approved
- Same-day procedure
- Quick recovery time
- Covered by Medicare and several private insurance companies, based on medical necessity (Each insurance company and patient’s plan may vary. Please work with your physician to verify benefits and coverage.)
A small spacer is placed inside the spine without removal of any nearby bone or tissue.
Once inserted, the spacer’s arms open around the spinous processes (the bumps you can feel in your spine) to help make proper space for the affected nerves.
The spacer preserves the space in the spine, which keeps pressure off the nerves that cause leg and back pain.
Is the Vertiflex Procedure safe?
The Vertiflex Procedure was developed with patient safety and comfort in mind. Its minimally invasive approach is preferred among many doctors across the United States. General anesthesia is not required and there is minimal recovery time, getting you home the same day. The spacer is designed to support your existing anatomy and does not require removal of bone or tissue, making it a safe option for LSS treatment.
How effective is it?
The Vertiflex Procedure was the subject of an extremely thorough FDA clinical trial for LSS. Results from the trial proved the effectiveness of the procedure, with significant improvement in pain relief. The procedure can be completed in an outpatient setting and most patients can return home within the same day.