When spinal stenosis develops, it can put pressure on nearby nerves. This, in turn, can lead to pain, stiffness, and symptoms that include numbness, weakness, or tingling in the legs.
A spine stabilization device can help decompress the nerve, providing relief.
Non-surgical spine stabilization is available under the name of Vertiflex. Vertiflex received FDA approval in 2015 for their Superion Interspinous Spacer System, which is a minimally invasive spinal spacer device. In a clinical trial, over half of all participants were showing favorable results 24 months after having the spacer inserted. Patients have reported a 79% decrease in leg pain at the 48-month point.
This option is considered more conservative than surgery. Because a smaller incision is used, patients experience less tissue damage, less blood loss, faster healing, and less chance of infection.