This is an implant that improves a condition called Spinal Stenosis in the lower back. Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the space around your spinal nerves and spinal cord. The procedure is done under direct live X-ray visualization with high accuracy and safety. Only a small inch- long incision is usually made. Therefore, recovery time is quick and the patient can return ti high levels of function within a few weeks. This technique can delay or prevent further more invasive spine surgeries.
The implant 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 and spinal cord. When the procedure is done, the incision is closed and your skin is covered with a small bandage. You will be monitored for a brief time, and then you can go home. Your healthcare provider will give you tips to help your recovery.
There is significant research to support it’s efficacy over more traditional surgeries