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Superion InterSpinous Spacer for Spinal Stenosis
The Superion InterSpinous Spacer (Superion Spacer) is a specialized H-shaped device crafted from a titanium alloy, specifically designed to alleviate symptoms of moderate degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis. By implanting this device between two neighboring bones in the lower back, movement is restricted at the designated location.
How Does it Work?
Spinal stenosis is characterized by a narrowing of the spinal passageways, leading to pressure on the nerves and spinal cord. This pressure can manifest as pain, numbness, tingling, and even weakness in the legs and back. The Superion Spacer operates by limiting the extension of the spinal level, thus mitigating these symptoms.
When is it Used?
The Superion Spacer is typically employed for patients who experience discomfort such as pain, numbness, or cramping in the buttocks, groin, or legs, with or without concurrent back pain.
What Will it Accomplish?
By obstructing the extension of the affected spinal area, the Superion Spacer aims to provide relief from the symptoms associated with moderate lumbar spinal stenosis. Its targeted approach offers a specialized solution to address the underlying mechanical problems causing the condition, thereby potentially improving the quality of life for patients suffering from this disorder.