Lumbar – Stenosis without Fusion
Interspinous process decompression systems, sometimes called interspinous spacers, are lightweight hardware that can be implanted in the body to treat lumbar spinal stenosis. These spacers are often made of a very strong but very lightweight metal (titanium) which is biocompatible in the human body.
What is Lumbar Spinal Stenosis?
Lumbar spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower back which causes compression on nerves. People with lumbar spinal stenosis experience pain but may also have tingling, numbness, or weakness in their lower back, buttocks, and legs. Some people are born with lumbar spinal stenosis, but in many people it develops gradually as they age in what is called degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis.