One thing we value most in life is our ability to walk and do activities independently. As we get older, activities of daily living are often robbed by spinal stenosis. Simple things such as working around the house, gardening, grocery shopping, or walking for exercise or recreation can trigger symptoms of spinal stenosis, resulting in pain, numbness, or weakness in your lower extremities.
For the past 20 years, patients with moderate to severe spinal stenosis have been treated with a fusion technique that uses metal rods and screws, which eliminates motion in the spine after surgical decompression. However, the coflex® Interlaminar Stabilization procedure is a non-fusion solution that allows you to be able to do the things you love most!
The coflex® device is a titanium metal implant that helps keep your spine stable after surgical decompression. The coflex® device also helps maintain the normal foraminal height and motion in your spine where the coflex® was implanted. It’s amazingly simple, very strong, and flexible enough to support your spine without having to fuse your bones together.