This is an implant that lifts and separates your vertebrae. It’s used to treat lumbar spinal stenosis. That’s a narrowing of the space around your spinal nerves in your lower back. The Superion® InterSpinous Spacer (Vertiflex) implant makes more room for these nerves, relieving painful compression.
With the help of a fluoroscope (an x-ray device that shows video images), the surgeon carefully inserts the Superion implant. It is placed between the spinous processes of your vertebrae. Those are the bony protrusions at the rear of your spine. The implant expands, pushing apart your vertebrae and locking securely into position in your spine. This relieves pressure on your nerves.
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