The X-stop procedure for the symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis is an effective way to treat this condition. Lower back pain and leg pain from lumbar spinal stenosis occurs when the space between the vertebras is reduced. This reduction in space allows the bone or tissue to come into contact with the nerve, which causes the pain. Someone who suffers from this condition will often find relief when they bend over because it widens the space around the pinched nerve. The X-stop procedure for the symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis uses a spacer that is safely and permanently put into place in the spine to help separate the bone/tissue from these nerves. This procedure provides pain relief and works with the natural anatomy of the spine to stay in place (no screws or hardware are used).
If you would like to learn more about the X-stop procedure, please contact the office of Dr. Donald Corenman, spine surgeon and back pain specialist serving the Vail, Aspen, Denver and Grand Junction, Colorado communities.