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:
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.
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:
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