Performing Vertiflex Procedures in New Jersey

Vertiflex is a cutting-edge treatment that is redefining how doctors treat lumbar spinal stenosis. This clinically proven alternative to major surgery is minimally invasive and designed to deliver long-term relief from leg and back pain – without any hospital stays or recovery periods.  At Bergen Pain Management, we are standing by to help you at any one of our three New Jersey locations: Paramus, West New York, and Union.

How Does Vertiflex Work?

After administering a localized anesthesia that numbs the area, the doctor will insert a small spacer inside the spine and near the location affected by lumbar spinal stenosis. The spacer can be inserted without any tissue removal. Once in place, its arms expand to open the vertebrae and create room for your nerves. The spacer will remain in place for life or until you wish it to be removed. Meanwhile, you can go home on the same day of treatment and quickly resume your everyday lifestyle.

The spacer is what makes Vertiflex so effective. By opening up the gap in your spinal column, the spacer relieves the pressure on your nerves, thus relieving pain and other symptoms.

How Is Vertiflex Treatment Beneficial?

Your spinal cord is a cluster of nerves that passes through a canal within your vertebrae. If that canal becomes too narrow, it begins to pinch the nerves. When this occurs in the lower back, it is referred to as lumbar spinal stenosis. It causes a range of uncomfortable symptoms, especially when walking or standing, including:

  • Aching, dull pain
  • Weakness and loss of endurance
  • Difficulty with balance
  • Numbness or tingling in the legs or back

Most patients develop lumbar spinal stenosis as they age, with the condition appearing frequently in adults over the age of 60. We recommend seeking treatment sooner than later to prevent symptoms from worsening so you can enjoy a lifestyle free of pain and other symptoms.

Is Vertiflex Safe and Effective?

When it comes to treating lumbar spinal stenosis, Vertiflex is one of the safest options available.  It can be done in less than 30 minutes in an ambulatory surgery center, so patients can go home on the same day.  It’s also designed to support your existing bone structure. Doctors don’t need to remove any bone or tissue, and as a result, you face less risk of complications and a faster recovery.

Vertiflex is also incredibly effective. It became FDA-approved after an extremely thorough trial to prove its effectiveness and demonstrate how it can provide relief. Since the approval, tens of thousands of patients have received pain relief through Vertiflex. Among them, 85% are able to stop using opioids after the procedure, and 90% are fully satisfied with their results.

Seek Relief at Bergen Pain Management

Dr. Thomas P. Ragukonis, M.D., is the Medical Director at Bergen Pain Management. He is double board certified and has over 25 years of experience providing pain relief to patients. He has received countless awards and recognition over the years for his clinical excellence in pain management and minimally invasive spine procedures.  He can administer the most cutting-edge treatments available, including Vertiflex, to make sure you experience lasting comfort. If you or a loved one is currently experiencing back pain due to lumbar spinal stenosis, learn more by contacting us in Paramus, West New York, Union, Berkely Heights, and Madison, New Jersey, today.
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