The new procedure is designed to help people with sciatica, spinal stenosis and other back and leg pain.
Doctors can relieve back pain by doing a minimally invasive procedure using this small device called the X-Stop.
The X-Stop is inserted during a 45 minute procedure that is often done with just local anesthesia.
Most patients go home the next day and they are pain free in less than a week.
“It’s inserted very easily through a small incision. It spreads the spine in a way the nerves are released. We slowly expand it and now the window is twice the size it was so the nerve has no compression and sciatica will go away,” says Dr. Stewart Eidelson.
The X-Stop was approved by the FDA last year and it is covered by most insurance companies.
If you are interested in the procedure, talk it over with your doctor.