Discover a Better Way to Treat Your Lumbar Spinal Stenosis.
Managing chronic back or leg pain can be overwhelming and frustrating. The sometimes debilitating pain or discomfort may be caused by a condition called lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) which is a narrowing of the spaces within your spine that can put pressure on the surrounding nerves. As we get older, this narrowing is part of the natural aging process and symptoms can worsen over time. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with LSS, you are not alone, and fortunately there are many treatment options available that can help improve your symptoms.
How it Works
The Coflex device can be used to treat LSS and is a single-piece titanium implant that is stable, strong, and flexible enough to give your spine the support it needs. It provides spinal stability without the invasiveness and loss of mobility associated with spinal fusion. If you or a loved one is recommended for the Coflex procedure, the spine surgeon may choose to perform the procedure in an outpatient setting where patients can experience better outcomes, lower infection rates, cost savings, and more personalized service.
Compared to fusion, decompression combined with the Coflex device performed better in the following areas:1,2
Leg and back pain relief (both immediately and long-term)
Less time in the operating room, less blood loss, and fewer days in the hospital
Faster relief of symptoms and quicker recovery
Maintenance of range of motion at both treated and adjacent segments
1 Every patient is different; therefore, results may vary. Claims based on ESCADA data, published in Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine. Volume 28 Issue 4, April 2018. Data on file at RTI Surgical, Inc.
2 Every patient is different; therefore, results may vary. Claims based on FDA PMA P110008, October 2012. Data on file at RTI Surgical, Inc.
The Coflex Device Has Been Implanted Over 175,000 Times Worldwide.
I had pain in my lower back and legs for eight years. coflex offered me the flexibility that I really equate to freedom. In the first six weeks after surgery, I was up walking miles. I am happy, I am functional, I have flexibility, and I give all that thanks to coflex.
I have had chronic back pain for years. Since I’ve had coflex, I’m able to bend over or lean down and I don’t have intense pain in my back anymore. I’m able to move around, and I don’t feel limited at all.
I was able to walk around my neighborhood the day of my surgery. I thought I’d never be able to run after the surgery, but I ran about four weeks after my surgery. I was released to do any function I wanted only six weeks after my surgery.