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The Symptoms of Spinal Stenosis
Spinal stenosis is an abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal, which can put pressure on nerves and nerve roots emanating from the spinal column. Symptoms of spinal stenosis can include low back pain, leg numbness, tingling sensations, and radiating pain to the legs while walking, called claudication. The leg pain becomes worse the longer an individual with spinal claudication stands or walks. For some patients, the pain is relieved when flexing forward or sitting. This is also a sign of spinal stenosis. Flexing forward for instance can slightly reduce pressure on the spine nerves in the narrowed canal, and provide temporary leg pain relief. But the pain recurs once the upright posture – standing up - is resumed. Spinal fusion surgery has been the traditional surgical procedure performed after a lumbar laminectomy on patients with moderate to severe spinal stenosis who do not respond to other forms of conservative treatment for spinal stenosis. However, spine fusion surgery sacrifices motion for stability. Today there’s an advanced surgical solution clinically proven to provide superior outcomes – Posterior Arthroplasty. Namely, the TOPS™ System from Premia Spine.
Advanced Spinal Stenosis Therapy
Unlike lumbar spine fusion, the TOPS (Total Posterior Solution) System provides stability without sacrificing motion. The TOPS™ System facilitates motion in all directions – flexion, extension, lateral bending, and axial rotation. By providing immediate and sustained improvement in quality of life, Premia Spine’s TOPS™ System has demonstrated better outcomes than lumbar spinal fusion surgery. In clinical studies conducted around the globe since 2005, the TOPS™ System has provided sustained pain relief and restoration of motion. If you suffer moderate to severe symptoms of spinal stenosis, ask your doctor about the TOPS Posterior Arthroplasty, and whether this treatment option could be right for you.