Superion

This FDA-approved, minimally invasive procedure treats lumbar spinal stenosis without compromising the stability of the spine. A product of VertiFlex, Inc., the Superion® device is implanted in the spine and limits spine extension, producing the relief that you would get in a seated or flexed position. The device is inserted through a dime-sized incision over the spine and placed at the appropriate spinal level. Both the procedure and the recovery time are quick. You may be a candidate for this procedure if you’ve found no relief from conservative treatments but do not wish to undergo an invasive surgical procedure, such as a laminectomy. Talk with your doctor to learn more.