Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?
Discover a New Option With
The Vertiflex Procedure.

See if the SCOPE Study is right for you.


If you’ve been living with dull or aching leg pain, numbness or cramping (with or without back pain), you may have lumbar spinal stenosis - and you have options. Today, there is a minimally-invasive medical solution that can help – the Vertiflex Procedure. The Vertiflex Procedure offers a safe and effective alternative to more invasive surgical options, with most people returning home the same day they receive the Vertiflex Procedure.

The Vertiflex Procedure is currently being offered at select US centers through a new clinical research study called the SCOPE Study. If you qualify and choose to join the SCOPE Study you will be treated by a local physician specialist, and will be compensated for your time and travel for attending follow-up visits to evaluate your progress.

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Your spine is made up of a flexible column of 24 bones called vertebrae. Soft tissue discs are between each of the vertebrae. These vertebrae join together like links in a chain to support your head and body while the discs act as shock absorbers.

Lumbar spinal stenosis is often the result of aging and ‘wear and tear’ on the spine from everyday activities. These changes cause the spinal canal to narrow which can pinch the nerves in the lower back. This is called lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS).

Common symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis include:

  • Dull or aching leg pain spreading to your groin or buttocks
  • Numbness or “pins and needles” in your legs, calves, or buttocks
  • Weakness in the legs
  • Loss of balance
  • Pain or discomfort that becomes more noticeable when you stand or walk
  • Pain that improves when you sit or lean forward

The Vertiflex Procedure

The Vertiflex Procedure is a safe, minimally invasive treatment that has been clinically proven to provide effective long-term relief of lumbar spinal stenosis pain. The Vertiflex Procedure uses a small medical device called the Superion Indirect Decompression System (IDS). When placed, the Superion implant helps open up the space in the spinal canal, relieving pressure on nerves. This produces relief similar to when you are leaning forward or sitting down.

The Vertiflex Procedure can be completed in an outpatient setting with most patients returning home the same day.

Since FDA approval, over 20,000 patients have received pain relief from the Vertiflex Procedure. In a long-term clinical study, 9 out of 10 patients were satisfied with their pain relief and increase in physical activity. In addition, most patients on opioids stopped using them after the Vertiflex Procedure.1,2

The Vertiflex Procedure is currently being offered at select centers in the US through a new clinical research study called the SCOPE Study.

Why Participate?

If you’re living with pain in your leg, buttock, groin or back due to lumbar spinal stenosis, you may be a candidate for the SCOPE Study. The study will evaluate real-world outcomes of the Superion IDS device used in the Vertiflex Procedure for the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis. If you qualify and choose to join the SCOPE study you will receive:

  • Evaluations of your spine condition from a local specialist
  • Minimally-invasive treatment with the Vertiflex Procedure
  • Compensation for time and local travel to attend routine follow-up visits over a 5-year period


See If You Qualify

To see if you might qualify for the SCOPE Study, and to get connected with your local study center to learn more, please take the questionnaire below:

†Superion™ Indirect Decompression System


  1. Nunley PD, Deer TR, Benyamin RM, Staats PS, Block JE. Interspinous process decompression is associated with a reduction in opioid analgesia in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis. Pain Res. 2018;11:2943-2948.
  2. Nunley PD, Patel VV, Orndorff DG, Lavelle WF, Block JE, Geisler FH. Five-year durability of stand-alone interspinous process decompression for lumbar spinal stenosis. Clin Interv Aging. 2017;12:1409-1417. N=88.