Indirection Lumbar Decompression for Pain Management

Spinal decompression can be performed via many techniques including Superion Vertiflex. The goal of this procedure is to provide more space for nerves that are compressed by spinal stenosis. During this procedure, your doctor will implant a small medical device between vertebrae to keep them open. 

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Indirection Lumbar Decompression Treated Conditions

  • Spinal Stenosis – Spinal stenosis is when the spinal canal gradually narrows, causing the nerves or spinal cord to become compressed, pinched, and irritated. This can cause pain, numbness, and weakness in the legs and arms. While there are various treatment options for spinal stenosis, indirect lumbar decompression can create more spinal canal space and reduces nerve root pressure. 

Why Lonseth Interventional Pain Centers?

At Lonseth Interventional Pain Centers, we offer one-of-a-kind Indirect Lumbar Decompression treatment thanks to our cutting-edge technology and experienced team of medical professionals. Our board-certified medical team is experienced in performing this procedure and is committed to delivering the highest quality of care. Let New Orleans’ Top-Rated Pain Management Specialists develop an individualized treatment plan for you today! 

Indirection Lumbar Decompression FAQ

The FDA-approved Vertiflex Superion interspinous spacer is inserted via a small incision, using a small tube called a cannula. The spacer pushes the compressed vertebrae apart, greatly reducing inflammation, relieving nerve pressure, and preserving the lower back’s range of motion. The implant is offered in a variety of sizes to accommodate each patient’s anatomy. 

Although indirect lumbar decompression may sometimes seem uncomfortable, it is usually not painful. Doctors typically use a local anesthetic to numb the area before the procedure begins. Patients commonly experience some soreness at the incision site, but this usually subsides within a few days. 

The indirection decompression spine procedure typically takes anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes, depending on how many spacers are implanted and what type of anesthesia is used. 

The relief you experience from an Indirect Lumbar Decompression procedure will vary from person to person. Generally, you should feel some relief within a few weeks after the procedure. In some cases, the relief is immediate, while in others, it may take months for the full effect of the procedure to be felt. The amount of relief you experience depends on the complexity of your condition and the severity of your symptoms.  

The relief from the Indirection Lumbar Decompression procedure can vary between patients, depending on the severity of the condition. Generally, it can provide relief for several months, but some people may experience relief for up to 5 years. 

Surgeons can repeat Indirection Lumbar Decompression procedures depending on the individual’s medical condition. Generally, the procedure can be repeated every 1-2 years or sooner if symptoms recur. It is essential to consult a medical professional to determine an appropriate timeline for the procedure.