Interspinous Process Spacers for spinal stenosis

Posted by martyk @martyk, Nov 8, 2021

Has anyone tried Stabilink (MIS Interlaminar Spinal Fixation System). It's a device placed in the spinal cord for people suffering from degenerative disc desase and have chronic back pain. It includes spondylolisttheis.

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@shar1120

What are the alternatives for spinal stenosis and slipped disc ? So for I have had injections that have helped but they are just temporary

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@shar1120 Sometimes the spine injections are used as a diagnostic because when they do help, it tells the surgeon what may be improved upon by doing surgery. Is your disc herniated? The reason I am asking is because when the jelly like contents of a disc are squished out, it causes inflammation and can cause bone spurs to grow. This can progress rapidly. I saw this on my MRIs and saw them double in 9 months time. It was all pressing into my spinal cord, and the only way to help that by decompressing the spinal cord was surgery.

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@shar1120

What are the alternatives for spinal stenosis and slipped disc ? So for I have had injections that have helped but they are just temporary

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Since the Minuteman procedure with the interspinous spacer has not helped my pain at all, and the Epidural injections have not helped me - I am going to be seeing my physician regarding having the Spinal Cord Stimulator procedure done.

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@bude

Try an inversion table.

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I have tried that
If I lie on the floor and put my legs up on the couch, it relieves pressure as well.

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3 interspinious spacers removed during laminectomy for spinal stenosis now back and leg pain even greater and spine is misaligned any comments?

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@bude

Try an inversion table.

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I purchased one with a vibrator and heater. I think it has helped more than: Physical Therapy, exercising, Gabapen (sp) and massaging. Temporary for now but think it will be more permanent the more I use it. Worth a try for yourself, they are not that expensive. I paid $138.00.

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Stabilink (MIS Interlaminar Spinal Fixation System).

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