What could be causing my lower back pain?
Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) is caused by the narrowing of the spinal canal, resulting in compression of the nerves in the lower back. This often leads to low back pain and tingling/numbness, which may spread into the upper legs and calves. This type of pain is typically worse with standing and walking and is relieved by sitting down.
If you are experiencing chronic lower back pain and you haven’t found relief, you might be experiencing LSS. Please schedule an appointment with us! We’ll help identify the cause of your pain and work with you to create a comprehensive plan for relief.
How can Regenirex help me?
Dr. Burt McKeag at Regenirex is one of only a few hundred providers in the U.S. selected and certified to offer a brand new procedure called Vertiflex™. The Vertiflex procedure is designed to help reduce tension in your lower back which, subsequently, reduces your pain. We’re excited to offer this revolutionary, outpatient procedure from our office and adjacent surgery center, centrally located in Kearney, Nebraska!
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During the Vertiflex procedure, Dr. McKeag inserts what is called a Superion implant between the affected vertebrae. The four arms of the implant open up and provide proper spacing between the two vertebrae, reducing the compression on the spinal nerves and providing long-lasting relief from the painful symptoms of LSS or other chronic back pain conditions.
A specially certified physician makes a small incision over the affected vertebrae.The Vertiflex Superion implant is placed and the incision is then closed with a small stitch and a bandage. The procedure itself takes about 20 minutes and is performed in an outpatient surgery center.
No, general anesthesia is not required. Patients will be kept comfortable and pain-free throughout the procedure with either a local anesthetic or light sedation. You will be able to go home the same day.
Superion by Vertiflex is covered by Medicare. It is not yet eligible for coverage via other insurers. Please contact our office [link to their office phone number here] if you have further questions regarding insurance coverage.
Regenirex is central Nebraska’s trusted pain management clinic. Dr. Burt McKeag and the staff at Regenirex have been providing innovative and effective pain management care to patients across Nebraska and the Great Plains since 2013. We’re proud of our reputation for advancing minimally-invasive, non-opioid solutions for chronic pain, resulting in positive outcomes and better quality of life for our patients.