Traditionally, spinal stenosis and other degenerative conditions have been treated through open, invasive procedures. However, with the induction of new technologies and medical advancements, surgeons are now able to offer patients relief through minimally invasive alternatives, like our minimally invasive lumbar coflex®.
Advantages to choosing our minimally invasive solution include:
- Preserves motion and mobility
- Minimal scarring
- Small incisions
- Reduced risk of infection and complication
- Shorter overall recovery
- Minimal blood loss
- Shorter or no hospital stay
What is our minimally invasive lumbar coflex® procedure?
Our minimally invasive lumbar coflex® procedure begins with a small incision, through which the surgeon is able to insert a series of dilating tubes to gently separate the muscles and tissues, exposing the surgical area. Once the surgeon has reached the area of degeneration, he is able to gently decompress the area, removing any bone, disc, ligament or facet material that may be compressing the nerve root or spinal cord.
Once clear, the surgeon will implant the coflex® device. This will add increased stability to your spine, while maintaining the motion and mobility that you desire. The coflex® device also ensures that the area remains heightened, prohibiting future compression.
Common spine conditions treated by our minimally invasive lumbar coflex® procedure?
During the natural aging process, the elements of the spine may begin to degenerate. This can cause a number of conditions to develop, ultimately causing patients severe and chronic pain. Some of the most common conditions treated by our minimally invasive lumbar coflex® procedure include:
- Spinals stenosis
- Degenerative disc disease
- Bulging discs
- Herniated discs
If you have been diagnosed with these or other similar conditions, you may be a candidate for our minimally invasive lumbar coflex® procedure.
Common symptoms relieved by our minimally invasive lumbar coflex® procedure?
Living with chronic pain can be debilitating. We understand that your quality of life is important, which is why we have formulated specific procedures, like the minimally invasive lumbar coflex® procedure to that a number of the most common symptoms of chronic spine conditions. Our minimally invasive lumbar coflex® procedure is able to treat:
- Radiating pain
- Isolated pain in the lower back
- Inability to stand or walk for extended durations
- Burning or inability to feel extremities
- Trouble moving freely
- Nerve pain such as tingling, numbness or weakness
Dr. Bryce Benbow has either authored or reviewed and approved this content.