Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Surgery at the Olympia Medical Center
Leading spinal neurosurgeon hosts clinical trial at Institute for Spinal Research
Luckily for Mike, Dr.
“When I first met Mike, he was suffering from pain and numbness in his left leg and in his back. He was frustrated by his constant pain and inability to play sports, which had been his love for most of his life,” explains Dr. Lauryssen. “I diagnosed him with Spinal Stenosis in L4 and L5 and he met the qualifications for an interspinous implant clinical trial which offered a minimally invasive treatment with a rapid recovery time.”
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (LSS) is a very common cause of pain and immobility in middle age to elderly adults. Interspinous spacers act as a barrier and limit extension at symptomatic disc levels. This clinical trial aims to measure the effectiveness of inserting an interspinous spacer between the problematic discs and whether this procedure is effective at relieving the pressure on the spinal nerve and preserving mobility. If approved by the FDA, this treatment will serve as an alternative to more invasive surgical treatment such as decompressive laminectomy or surgical decompression with fusion.
For Mike, the surgery was a success. “Within five hours of surgery, I walked around the patient recovery area. Three days later, I flew home to northern
Mike is one of the many patients who has benefited from the services of Dr. Lauryssen. Dr. Lauryssen has twice been awarded the Young Investigator Award from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons for his work on cervical disorders and stem cell research. He is also a founding member of the SpineMark SRO of
Potential candidates who wish to be screened for any study can contact
SOURCE SpineMark Corporation