Lonseth Pain Brings in New Treatment: Vertiflex

Living with chronic back pain can be exhausting, affecting nearly every aspect of your life. Fortunately, advancements in medical technology have paved the way for innovative solutions to alleviate this persistent discomfort. The groundbreaking decompression device known as Vertiflex is now offered by Lonseth Interventional Pain Centers.  

Designed to provide relief for individuals suffering from lumbar spinal stenosis, this cutting-edge device offers a non-surgical, minimally invasive approach to address the root cause of the pain. Join us as we delve into the features, benefits, and remarkable impact of the Vertiflex decompression device, shedding light on a promising solution for those seeking respite from chronic back pain.

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What is Vertiflex? 

Vertiflex is a specialized medical device designed to provide relief for individuals suffering from lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). LSS is a condition characterized by the narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower back, resulting in compression of the nerves and subsequent pain and discomfort. The Vertiflex device, also known as the Vertiflex Decompression Device, is a minimally-invasive implant that is placed in the spine to create space within the spinal canal. By gently stretching the spine and reducing pressure on the compressed nerves, Vertiflex aims to alleviate symptoms such as lower back pain, leg pain, numbness, and weakness. 

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What conditions does Vertiflex treat? 

Vertiflex is specifically designed to address lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS), a condition characterized by the narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower back. By alleviating the resulting nerve compression, Vertiflex effectively treats the associated symptoms, including lower back pain, leg pain, numbness, and weakness. The Vertiflex Decompression Device creates space within the spinal canal, providing relief by reducing pressure on the affected nerves. As a result, Vertiflex serves as a targeted treatment option for individuals diagnosed with lumbar spinal stenosis, aiming to improve their overall comfort and mobility. 

Who is a good candidate for Vertiflex? 

A good candidate for Vertiflex is someone who has been diagnosed with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) and has experienced persistent symptoms that have not been adequately relieved by conservative treatments. Common symptoms of LSS include lower back pain, leg pain, numbness, and weakness caused by nerve compression in the spinal canal. If you have received a diagnosis of LSS and have tried non-invasive approaches such as physical therapy, medication, or injections without satisfactory results, you may be a suitable candidate for Vertiflex. However, it is essential to consult with a healthcare professional specializing in pain management to evaluate your specific condition and determine if Vertiflex is the right treatment option for you. They will consider factors such as the severity of your symptoms, overall health, and any other medical considerations before making a recommendation. 

Is Vertiflex usually covered by insurance? 

One of the concerns individuals may have when considering Vertiflex treatment is whether it is covered by insurance. The good news is that Vertiflex is often covered by insurance, including Medicare. At Lonseth Interventional Pain Centers, as providers of Vertiflex treatment, we work closely with insurance providers to help facilitate coverage for our patients. 

Medicare, a federal health insurance program for individuals aged 65 and older, typically covers the Vertiflex procedure for eligible beneficiaries diagnosed with lumbar spinal stenosis. Lonseth Interventional Pain Centers can provide this treatment and assist in navigating the insurance process. 

However, it is important to note that insurance coverage can vary depending on the specific plan, policy, location, and individual circumstances. It is recommended to contact your insurance provider or consult with the team at Lonseth Interventional Pain Centers to verify coverage and discuss any potential out-of-pocket expenses or requirements. 

At Lonseth Interventional Pain Centers, we are committed to providing our patients with the best possible care, and part of that commitment involves helping patients understand their insurance coverage options for Vertiflex treatment. Our knowledgeable staff can assist in verifying insurance coverage, guiding you through the process, and answering any questions or concerns you may have regarding insurance and the cost of treatment. 

What is the success rate and risks? 

The success rate of Vertiflex treatment can vary depending on individual factors and the specific condition being treated. However, clinical studies have shown promising results in terms of pain reduction and improved functionality for individuals with lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) who undergo Vertiflex implantation. 

Regarding the risks associated with Vertiflex, like any medical procedure, there are potential risks and complications to be aware of. Some of the potential risks include infection, bleeding, nerve injury, device-related issues, and allergic reactions to anesthesia or implant materials. However, it is important to note that these risks are generally rare, and healthcare professionals take precautions to minimize them. 

What is the typical recovery time? 

The typical recovery time for Vertiflex can vary depending on individual factors, such as the extent of the procedure, the patient’s overall health, and how well they adhere to post-procedure guidelines. However, in general, Vertiflex is known for its relatively short recovery period compared to more invasive surgical interventions. 

After the Vertiflex procedure, most patients can expect to resume their daily activities gradually within a few days. However, it’s important to note that each person’s recovery may be unique, and some individuals may require more time for healing and adjustment. 

During the recovery period, doctors typically advise patients to avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting for a few weeks. They may also recommend physical therapy or specific exercises to aid in recovery and optimize the benefits of the Vertiflex implant. 

It’s crucial to follow the post-procedure instructions provided by your doctor to ensure a smooth recovery and maximize the long-term success of the treatment. They will guide you through the recovery process, monitor your progress, and address any concerns or questions that arise during this time. 

Do you need to prepare for the treatment? 

Yes, there are typical preparations involved before undergoing Vertiflex treatment. Here are some common steps you may need to take to prepare for the procedure: 

  • Consultation: The first step is to schedule a consultation with your doctor. During this consultation, your medical history, symptoms, and diagnostic imaging results will be reviewed. The doctor will assess your suitability for Vertiflex treatment and discuss the procedure in detail. 
  • Medical Evaluation: Before the procedure, you may be required to undergo a comprehensive medical evaluation. This evaluation may include blood tests, imaging studies, and other diagnostic assessments to ensure that you are in good health and that there are no underlying conditions that may affect the procedure or recovery. 
  • Medication Review: Your doctor will review your current medications, including prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, and supplements. They may provide instructions on which medications to continue or discontinue prior to the Vertiflex procedure. It is important to follow their recommendations carefully. 
  • Fasting: In some cases, you may be instructed to fast for a certain period of time before the procedure. This is to ensure that your stomach is empty, reducing the risk of complications associated with anesthesia. 
  • Arrangements for Transportation: As Vertiflex treatment often involves the use of anesthesia or sedation, you will need to arrange for someone to drive you to and from the medical facility on the day of the procedure. 
  • Questions and Clarifications: Prior to the procedure, it is important to discuss any questions, concerns, or uncertainties you may have with your doctor. They can provide you with specific instructions and address any anxieties you may have. 

When it comes to finding effective solutions for managing chronic pain, Lonseth Interventional Pain Centers offer the expertise, compassionate care, and innovative treatments you need. With a dedicated team of pain management specialists, including the utilization of advanced technologies like the Vertiflex Decompression Device, Lonseth Interventional Pain Centers provide personalized treatment plans aimed at addressing the root causes of your pain and improving your quality of life. 

From consultation to recovery, our commitment to patient-centered care ensures that you receive the highest standard of treatment and support throughout your pain management journey. Don’t let pain hold you back any longer – contact Lonseth Interventional Pain Centers to help you regain control and find lasting relief.