Vertiflex Superion: How Minimally Invasive Surgery Could Provide Pain Relief

Vertiflex Superion: How Minimally Invasive Surgery Could Provide Pain Relief

If you’re struggling with moderate to severe back pain, you’re not alone. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as many as 25% of American adults report low back pain over a three-month period. Chronic back pain (lasting more than 12 weeks) is one of the most common causes of disability in the United States and around the world and accounts for hundreds of billions of dollars in lost productivity every year. 

Due to the opioid crisis and limited clinical evidence that opioids actually provide significant and lasting relief for back pain, back pain specialists recommend conservative and minimally invasive treatments like Vertiflex Superion for spinal stenosis and spondylitis-related back pain. 

At Republic Spine and Pain, our pain management doctors and specialists offer a range of treatments for all forms of back pain at our offices in Austin and Georgetown, Texas.

Vertiflex Superion: how minimally invasive surgery could provide pain relief

The Vertiflex® Superion® procedure is a minimally invasive treatment used to alleviate back pain caused by compressed vertebrae in the spine. An implant that acts like a natural disc to cushion and support your spine as you move helps to keep your vertebrae and spine aligned so you can move and function normally and without pain.

Since Vertiflex Superion is an outpatient procedure, you don’t have to worry about the risks and complications associated with open back surgery, such as a hospital stay and an extended recovery period. Using a small incision, the Vertiflex Superion spacer is put in place through a small tube right in our office. You’ll just need a few stitches to close the small incision and can expect to go home the same day. 

Most people can typically resume their normal activities within a day or two of the procedure, so you won’t have to worry about taking an extended amount of time off from work or away from your daily routines like with more invasive procedures.

Is Vertiflex Superion right for you?

Many people mistakenly believe that living with pain is a normal part of life, especially after an injury or as a result of the normal aging process. The truth is that you should never accept pain as a “normal” part of life. 

Although back pain is very common, there are solutions available to help you find relief and continue to enjoy a healthy and active quality of life. Call us to schedule an appointment with one of our pain management doctors if you’re dealing with pain that doesn’t respond to conservative treatment and persists for more than a week or two.

Vertiflex Superion is used to treat back pain associated with spinal conditions like spinal stenosis, spondylitis, spondylolisthesis, and other causes of spinal compression. Our team of pain doctors will perform a comprehensive physical exam and medical history and design the pain management plan that works best for you.

For more information at Vertiflex Superion and other minimally invasive treatments for pain, contact us today to schedule an appointment at one of our convenient locations in Austin or Georgetown, Texas. 

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