Donald Corenman, MD, DC
Moderator
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Coflex is a device that has limited use. The problem with the device is that the vertebra is forced into flexion, the supraspinous and interspinous ligaments are removed and pressure on the spinous processes can erode or even fracture them. I would recommend a CT scan to determine spinous process status for prognosis. If your pain is generated from that particular disc, removing the device can be helpful. If the disc is very degenerative and the level is stable on flexion-extension X-rays, you should be OK removing the device.

Dr. Corenman