Central States Pain Clinic

Minimally Invasive Spine Interventions

Minimally Invasive Procedures

This set of procedures helps reduce pain by treating specific vertebrae in the spine. Options include minimally invasive lumbar decompression, vertebroplasty, and kyphoplasty (balloon vertebroplasty).

Kyphoplasty (Balloon Vertebroplasty)

This minimally invasive procedure repairs a vertebral compression fracture. It helps restore the spine’s natural shape. Some patients experience rapid pain relief after the procedure.

Vertebroplasty

This minimally invasive procedure is an injection of bone cement into a vertebral body.  It stabilizes a compression fracture of the spine.  One or more vertebrae may need to be treated.

Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD)

The MILD procedure, or minimally invasive lumbar decompression, is an outpatient procedure done to safely and effectively treat a common cause of low back and leg pain called lumbar spinal stenosis or narrowing of the spinal canal.  It is performed through a very small incision (about the size of a baby aspirin) that requires no general anesthesia, no implants and no stitches.

Vertiflex

The Vertiflex Procedure is a minimally invasive treatment option for lumbar spinal stenosis.  The procedure uses a small, titanium alloy spacer which serves as an extension blocker designed to relieve pressure on the affected nerves.  The Vertiflex Procedure helps minimize the effects of spinal degeneration while fully preserving the patient’s anatomy.

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