Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS) is a painful and often debilitating condition that affects more than a million patients per year in the United States alone. People with LSS typically cannot walk father than 50 feet without feeling pain, and usually find relief only when sitting down or leaning forward.
Patients who suffer from Lumbar Spinal Stenosis may experience a variety of symptoms:
- pain when walking or standing
- a dull or aching pain spreading to the groin, buttocks or legs
- numbness or “pins and needles” in the legs, calves, or buttocks
- decreased endurance for physical activities
- loss of balance
- sciatic pain
What is Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS) is a degenerative condition of the lumbar spine. As we age, the soft tissue or “discs” between the vertebrae (bones that make up the spine) become worn down. This causes the spinal canal to narrow, which can put pressure on the nerves in the lower back. This pressure can lead to pain, numbness, tingling and/or weakness radiating to the leg, buttock, and/or groin area.
LSS may also be caused by spinal disc herniation, osteoarthritis, a tumor, or trauma, but it is most commonly a result of degenerative changes in older individuals.
If you suffer from LSS and have tried six months of conservative care treatment without finding relief from pain but want to avoid undergoing major surgery, the Superion® Indirect Compression System may be the solution you’ve been looking for. This minimally-invasive treatment option can provide relief from LSS symptoms without the pain and long recovery associated with invasive spinal surgery.
How the Superion® Indirect Compression System Works
Superion® is an alternative to traditional surgery, offering a minimally invasive spinal implant procedure that is simple, safe and effective. The implant, placed through a small tube the size of a dime, acts as an extension blocker that allows the spinal canal to stay flexed when standing to relieve pressure on affected nerves.
The Superion® implant is delivered with no destruction of bone and bleeding is minimal. The simple outpatient procedure can be completed in under one hour with local anesthesia and can be performed either in a hospital operating room or at an out-patient surgical center.
LSS patients turn to the Superion® IDS when they need relief from pain but want to avoid:
- Invasive direct decompression or fusion surgery
- Long Recovery Times
- Loss of mobility
- Missed Work
This treatment option is a powerful solution when more conservative treatments have failed. If you have tried physical therapy, epidural steroid injections, pain medicine or other non-surgical options and still suffer from the chronic pain of LSS symptoms, the Superion® Indirect Compression System provides a viable alternative to more invasive surgical options.
Superion’s effectiveness is validated by years of clinical research and is FDA approved. The Superion® IDS has gone through a rigorous clinical trial that showed leg pain improvement equal to more traditional — and invasive — surgical treatment options. At four years after the trial, almost 90% of the patients involved expressed continuing satisfaction. Superion® has been implanted in over 2000 patients worldwide.
Is the Superion® Indirect Compression System Right for You?
At Florida Pain Relief Centers, our expert pain management specialists are dedicated to providing minimally invasive, proven procedures and treatments based in the individual needs of each patient. Our specialists are highly skilled and ready to consult with you to find a customized solution based on your situation and the nature of your pain.
Whether the best treatment is the Superion® Indirect Compression System or another proven alternative, we’ll work together with you to find the most effective treatment to minimize your pain and restore your quality of life.
Call Florida Pain Relief Centers today at (800) 215-0029 to schedule a consultation or click the button below to set up a consultation online at one of our clinics so we can discuss options for minimizing or eliminating your pain.