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Advanced Pain Management

Pain Management Serving the Greater Phoenix Area and Tucson, AZ

If you’re one of the millions of Americans living with lower back pain and sciatica, you know how much you need effective relief. Vikramjeet (Vik) Saini, MD, and David Delatte, MD, at Advanced Pain Management in Phoenix, Tucson, Chandler, Surprise, Mesa, and Glendale, Arizona, use the innovative Vertiflex™ Superion® decompression treatment to relieve lumbar spinal stenosis. Call the practice today or schedule a consultation online to find out if the Vertiflex Superion treatment is right for you.


What is the Vertiflex procedure?

The Vertiflex Superion spacer is an FDA-approved state-of-the-art, minimally invasive spinal decompression treatment to relieve spinal stenosis. The procedure includes a small spinal spacer that restores and stabilizes space in your spine. 

By creating additional space, the procedure relieves pressure on the nerves in your spine and related pain, numbness, and weakness. The Vertiflex Superion procedure can relieve pain for five years or more. 

Vertiflex Superion is a pharmaceutical-free treatment and can reduce or eliminate your reliance on pain medication.  

You don’t need general anesthesia, and your doctor doesn’t need to remove any bone or other tissue to place the spacer in your spine. 

What are the signs that I need Vertiflex treatment?

The team at Advanced Pain Management uses the Vertiflex procedure to treat lumbar spinal stenosis. Spinal stenosis occurs when your spinal canal becomes narrow, which can put pressure on the nerves. Some of the common signs of spinal stenosis in your lower spine include:

  • Lower back pain
  • Pain in your buttocks, hips, or legs
  • Numbness or tingling in your legs
  • Muscle weakness in your lower body
  • Loss of coordination and balance

Your pain and other symptoms usually relent when you’re leaning forward or sitting down. 

What happens during a Vertiflex treatment?

Advanced Pain Management is a multi-modality practice that performs the Vertiflex treatment at the office using local anesthesia.  

Your doctor makes a small, half-inch incision in your back and uses X-ray guidance to insert a small tube that moves the tissue out of the way instead of removing it. Your doctor inserts the Vertiflex Superion spacer and adjusts the device to improve spinal spacing to restore your spine’s natural position. 

Then, they close the incision with a stitch and a bandage. The entire procedure takes 20-30 minutes, and your doctor may insert up to two implants at a time.

When your sedation wears off, a friend or family member can drive you home. 

What should I expect after a Vertiflex treatment?

Everyone responds to the Vertiflex treatment slightly differently. You might have almost immediate relief of your pain and other symptoms, or your symptoms might fade over time. Your doctor provides customized information about taking care of the incision site and returning to your regular activities. 

You have a follow-up appointment with the team so they can monitor your recovery. 

Call Advanced Pain Management or make an appointment online today if you have lower back pain or other symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis.