Superion Interspinous Spacer
The Superion Indirect Decompression System is a minimally invasive treatment for patients who are diagnosed with lumbar spinal stenosis. Typically, patients with lumbar spinal stenosis experience leg and back pain while they stand up and walk, but the pain is relieved when they sit down or lean over a shopping cart or walker. Superion is perfect for these patients because it helps restore the natural neural pathways of the spine. The procedure is performed in an outpatient setting and takes only about 30-45 minutes to perform. During the procedure, a small implant is placed in the back of the spine using a tube that is about the diameter of a dime. This device, called Superion, helps restore the natural size of the nerve pathways so that the patient no longer experiences pain when they stand and walk. The Superion device is a groundbreaking, brand-new, minimally invasive treatment option for patients who suffer from lumbar spinal stenosis, but don’t want to undergo the burden of an invasive spinal surgery. Superion has undergone 8 years of clinical study and is the most studied device in the history of the treatment for spinal stenosis.