Interspinous Spacer Placement

Are you experiencing debilitating back and leg pain due to spinal stenosis? At SOLUTIONS Pain & Spine in Peachtree Corners, GA, we offer Interspinous Spacer Placement, an advanced and minimally invasive procedure that can effectively relieve your symptoms and restore your mobility.


What is Interspinous Spacer Placement?

Interspinous Spacer Placement is a surgical procedure designed to treat spinal stenosis, a condition characterized by the narrowing of the spinal canal and compression of the nerves. During the procedure, a small implant, known as an interspinous spacer, is inserted between the spinous processes of the vertebrae. This helps to maintain the space between the vertebrae, relieving pressure on the spinal nerves and alleviating pain.


Conditions Treated by Interspinous Spacer Placement

Interspinous Spacer Placement is a suitable treatment option for individuals suffering from:

Lumbar spinal stenosis: Narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower back, leading to leg pain, numbness, and weakness.

Neurogenic claudication: Pain, cramping, and weakness in the legs caused by nerve compression due to spinal stenosis.

Degenerative disc disease: The breakdown of spinal discs, which can contribute to spinal stenosis and associated symptoms.


The Interspinous Spacer Placement Process at SOLUTIONS Pain & Spine in Peachtree Corners, GA

At SOLUTIONS Pain & Spine, we prioritize your well-being throughout the Interspinous Spacer Placement process:

Comprehensive evaluation: Our skilled medical team will conduct a thorough evaluation, including a review of your medical history, physical examination, and diagnostic tests (such as MRI or CT scans) to determine if Interspinous Spacer Placement is the appropriate treatment for your condition.

Preoperative consultation: We will explain the procedure in detail, address any questions or concerns you may have, and provide you with instructions to prepare for the surgery, including any necessary medication adjustments and fasting guidelines.

Interspinous Spacer Placement procedure: On the day of the procedure, you will be positioned comfortably on the operating table. The treatment area will be cleansed, and a local anesthetic will be administered to numb the area. Using specialized imaging guidance, our skilled surgeons will make a small incision and insert the interspinous spacer between the appropriate spinous processes. The incision will be closed, and a bandage will be applied.

Postoperative care and recovery: After the procedure, you will be closely monitored in the recovery area before being discharged. Our team will provide you with postoperative instructions, including pain management techniques, activity restrictions, and scheduled follow-up appointments to assess your progress and ensure a smooth recovery.