December 8, 2020
Each year, 1 million+ Americans suffer from the debilitating effects of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS), a painful condition that limits the ability of sufferers to walk farther than 50 feet without experiencing pain.
Patients who suffer from LSS usually find relief only when sitting down or leaning forward, and may suffer an array of painful symptoms, including:
- Pain when walking or standing
- Dull or aching pain spreading to the groin, buttocks or legs
- “Pins and needles” or numbness in the legs, calves, or buttocks
- Diminished capacity to endure prolonged physical activity
- Trouble maintaining balance
- Sciatic pain
What is Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS) is a degenerative condition of the lumbar spine. With age, soft tissue or “discs” between the spinal vertebrae may become worn down, causing the spinal canal to narrow and put excess pressure on lower back nerves. This condition can lead to pain, numbness, tingling and/or weakness radiating to the leg, buttock, and/or groin area.
Sometimes LSS can be caused by osteoporosis, herniated disc, tumors, or traumatic injury, but the most common source of this condition is degenerative changes in older individuals.
If you suffer from LSS and have tried six months of conservative care treatment without finding relief from your pain, (and you want to avoid undergoing major surgery,) the Superion® Indirect Compression System may be the solution you’ve been searching for.
This minimally invasive treatment option provides immediate pain relief from LSS symptoms without need for the intense surgical procedures and long recovery times that are often associated with invasive spinal surgery.
How the Superion® Indirect Compression System Works
Superion® is a minimally invasive spinal implant procedure that is simple, safe and effective. The implant, which is inserted into the correct area of the body by way of a small tube, acts as an “extension blocker” that enables the spinal canal to stay extended when standing. This relieves pressure on any affected nerves, which in turn reduces or eliminates the associated pain.
The Superion® implant involves a simple outpatient procedure can be completed in under an hour, with only local anesthesia. It can be conveniently performed either in a hospital operating room or at an out-patient surgical center.
LSS patients choose the Superion® IDS when they need effective pain relief without having to endure these unwanted alternatives:
- Invasive direct decompression surgery
- Fusion surgery
- Extended Recovery Times
- Decreased mobility
- Time away from work
- Surgical Scarring
This treatment option is an effective solution when more conservative methods have failed. If you’ve already tried physical therapy, epidural steroid injections, pain medicine or other non-surgical options, and you still suffer from the chronic pain of LSS, the Superion® Indirect Compression System offers a remarkable alternative to more invasive surgical options.
The FDA-approved Superion® IDS has been put through intensive clinical trials which have shown leg pain improvement that is equal to more invasive surgical options. Even at 4 years post-trial, nearly 90% of the patients involved indicated continuing satisfaction with their level of pain relief. Today, thousands of patients are enjoying significant pain relief as a result Superion®.
Can the Superion® Indirect Compression System Help Relieve Your Pain?
At Riverside Pain Physicians, 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 for you is the Superion® Indirect Compression System or another powerful alternative, we’ll work together with you to find the most effective treatment to minimize your pain and restore your quality of life.
Call Riverside Pain Physicians today at 904.389.1010, or click here to schedule a consultation online at one of our clinics so we can help relieve your pain.
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