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What is Vertiflex?

Vertiflex is a cutting-edge medical treatment designed to alleviate chronic lower back pain caused by a condition called lumbar spinal stenosis. This innovative procedure offers a minimally invasive alternative to traditional back surgery, providing patients with a chance to reclaim their quality of life and experience lasting relief from their discomfort.

What can Vertiflex treat?

Vertiflex is primarily used to address the symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis, a condition where the spinal canal narrows, leading to pressure on the spinal cord and nerves in the lower back. As a result, individuals with this condition often experience pain, tingling, numbness, and weakness in their lower back, legs, and buttocks. Vertiflex can help manage these symptoms, allowing patients to engage in activities they once found challenging due to their chronic pain.

How is Vertiflex administered?

As a pain management specialist, Dr. Edward Rubin MD performs the Vertiflex procedure in ambulatory surgery “same day” setting. The procedure is minimally invasive, which means it requires only a small incision and is performed under light sedation, reducing the risks associated with general anesthesia.

During the Vertiflex procedure, a small implant is placed between the affected vertebrae in the lower back. This implant works as a spacer, effectively relieving pressure on the spinal nerves and providing stability to the spine. The entire procedure usually takes less than an hour, and most patients can go home the same day.

What are the risks?

While Vertiflex is considered safe and minimally invasive, like any medical procedure, it carries some risks. Potential complications are rare but can include infection, bleeding, nerve damage, or an allergic reaction to anesthesia. Dr. Edward Rubin MD will thoroughly assess each patient’s medical history and condition to ensure they are suitable candidates for the Vertiflex procedure and discuss any potential risks beforehand.

What kind of anesthesia will I need?

The Vertiflex procedure requires sedation. It can usually be done with IV sedation and is a same day surgery. Patients usually go home within an hour after the procedure.

If you have been struggling with chronic lower back pain and suspect you may be suffering from lumbar spinal stenosis, don’t let pain hold you back any longer. Dr. Edward Rubin MD’s pain management expertise and his use of cutting-edge treatments like Vertiflex can make a significant difference in your life. Take the first step towards a pain-free life – Call today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Edward Rubin MD.