Paradigm Spine wins Coflex coverage from AmeriHealth Caritas
Paradigm Spine said today it won coverage for its Coflex interlaminar stabilization device intended to treat lumbar spinal stenosis from AmeriHealth Caritas. The Coflex interlaminar stabilization system is the New York-based company’s flagship device, and is designed for posterior lumbar preservation in patients with moderate to severe spinal stenosis. With the coverage, an additional 5.3 million individuals will be able to receive treatments with the Coflex device, the company said. “With this continued payor coverage momentum, we look forward to further expanding access to our Coflex solution, which is b...
Source: Mass Device - November 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Spinal Paradigm Spine Source Type: news

Positive Payor Policy Covering coflex(R) by AmeriHealth Caritas for the Surgical Treatment of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Coverage policy issued by AmeriHealth Caritas AmeriHealth Caritas operates in 15 states plus District of Columbia AmeriHealth Caritas serves 5.3 million lives Policy exclusively covers coflex® Interlaminar Stabilization® coflex® is ... Devices, Orthopaedic, Neurosurgery, Reimbursement Paradigm Spine, coflex, Interlaminar Stabilization (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vertiflex touts reduced opioid use in Superion lumbar spinal stenosis trial
Vertiflex yesterday released results from a trial of its Superion indirect decompression system in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis, touting a significant reduction in the number of patients using opioids to manage pain at five years post-treatment. Results from the trial were published in the Journal of Pain Research, the company said. “These findings demonstrate that treatment with IPD, a minimally-invasive treatment option for LSS, can provide effective pain relief while markedly decreasing the need for prescription opioid medications,” lead author Dr. Pierce Nunley of the Spine Institute of Louisiana sa...
Source: Mass Device - November 21, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Pain Management Spinal VertiFlex Inc. Source Type: news

5 reasons why imaging AI is different from CAD
Artificial intelligence (AI) in medical imaging is on the rise and already...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASTRO: AI's rad therapy future is in predicting outcomes AI effective for assessing breast density AI can prescreen head CT studies for urgent findings DeepSpine AI enhances grading of lumbar spinal stenosis 3 ways to ensure AI algorithms are really working (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 29, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

5 reasons why imaging AI is better than CAD
Artificial intelligence (AI) in medical imaging is on the rise and already...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASTRO: AI's rad therapy future is in predicting outcomes AI effective for assessing breast density AI can prescreen head CT studies for urgent findings DeepSpine AI enhances grading of lumbar spinal stenosis 3 ways to ensure AI algorithms are really working (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 29, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

ASTRO: AI's rad therapy future is in predicting outcomes
SAN ANTONIO - Radiation oncology is already putting artificial intelligence...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ASTRO: Weekly breast radiation therapy is safe AI effective for assessing breast density AI can prescreen head CT studies for urgent findings DeepSpine AI enhances grading of lumbar spinal stenosis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 22, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

AI can prescreen head CT studies for urgent findings
A set of artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms can prescreen head CT scans...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: DeepSpine AI enhances grading of lumbar spinal stenosis AI reduces false positives in screening mammography NYMIIS: Next-gen PACS will include 'best-of-breed' AI New opportunities emerge for AI in medical imaging AI characterizes complex mood disorders from fMRI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

DeepSpine AI enhances grading of lumbar spinal stenosis
An artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm called DeepSpine can assist radiologists...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: AI can't replace radiologists for chest x-ray reads MRI-based AI could predict Alzheimer's progression AI, diffusion MRI can predict outcomes for epilepsy Can AI predict outcomes for psychosis, depression? NYMIIS: Next-gen PACS will include 'best-of-breed' AI (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - October 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

First Patient Enrolled in Vertos Medical's New MOTION Study of MILD(R) Procedure, a Minimally Invasive Treatment for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Multicenter study will track long-term, real-world outcomes for the MILD procedure ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Oct. 1, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Vertos Medical Inc., a leader in the development of innovative, minimally invasive treatme... Devices, Orthopaedic, Neurosurgery Vertos Medical, mild procedure, lumbar spinal stenosis, spine surgery (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Vertos Medical Announces MILD(R) Procedure Long-term Safety and Efficacy Data
Results from CMS-approved study demonstrate clinically meaningful and statistically significant improvements in mobility and reductions in pain at two-year follow-up ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Sept. 11, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Verto... Devices, Orthopaedic, Neurosurgery Vertos Medical, lumbar spinal stenosis, MiDAS ENCORE, mild lumbar decompression (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Paradigm Spine wins coverage for spinal stenosis implant
Photo courtesy of Paradigm Spine BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina has extended coverage to Paradigm Spine’s Coflex interlaminar stabilization implant, the company announced today. Approved by the FDA in 2012, Coflex is a non-fusion, motion-preserving stabilization implant for the treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS). Used in conjunction with a decompression procedure or in lieu of a spinal fusion, Coflex is a single-piece, U-shaped titanium alloy dynamic stabilization device with pairs of wings that surround the superior and inferior spinous processes. This device was previously called the I...
Source: Mass Device - September 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Implants Orthopedics Spinal FDA Paradigm Spine Source Type: news

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Title: Lumbar Spinal StenosisCategory: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 10/30/2007 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 7/25/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General)
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Pain General - July 25, 2018 Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: news

Exercise or acupuncture? Which alternative treatment works best for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis?
(Natural News) Lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) causes chronic back pain, which is relieved through a variety of treatment methods. In a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Japanese researchers compared the effectiveness of medication, exercise, and acupuncture – the three most commonly prescribed approaches – for relieving pain caused by LSS.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vertiflex ups raise to $45m
Vertiflex has raised a total of $45.3 million in a round of equity financing, according to an SEC filing posted this week. The first sale in the offering was marked on March 6 last year, and $15.3 million of the funding raised is marked as coming from conversion of debt, according to the SEC filing. That means that the company has added an additional $20 million in equity financing over its previous raise as reported on March 13, filling the total the company was looking to raise. Funds in the round came from nine unnamed sources, according to the SEC filing, and Vertiflex has not yet stated how it plans to spend funds rai...
Source: Mass Device - March 27, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Spinal Wall Street Beat VertiFlex Inc. Source Type: news

Paradigm Spine, LLC Announces - Highmark, Inc. Is 1st Private Payor To Issue Exclusive Positive Coverage Policy For coflex(R) Interlaminar Stabilization(R) Treatment Of Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Affects 1.6 million U.S. Patients Annually Medical coverage policy issued by Highmark, Inc. and affiliates operating health insurance plans for 5.0 million members in Pennsylvania (PA), West Virginia (WV), and Delaware (DE) Exc... Devices, Orthopaedic, Neurosurgery, Reimbursement Paradigm Spine, coflex, Interlaminar Stabilization, Spinal Stenosis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 20, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Genetic changes linked with increased risk of lumbar spinal stenosis
A study published online in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research suggests that certain genetic changes may be associated with an increased risk of developing lumbar spinal stenosis. The researchers conducted a genome-wide association study of 469 patients aged 18 to 55 years.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - October 22, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Study identifies genetic clues to spinal stenosis
(Wiley) A new study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic Research indicates that certain genetic changes are linked with an increased risk of developing lumbar spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the open spaces in the lower spine that can lead to pain in the legs when individuals walk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 13, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for June 13, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Vertos Medical raises $28m for Mild spine treatment Vertos Medical said yesterday that it closed a $28 million financing round for its Mild treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis. The round was led by new investor MVM Life Scienc...
Source: Mass Device - June 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Vertos Medical raises $28m for Mild spine treatment
Vertos Medical said yesterday that it closed a $28 million financing round for its Mild treatment for lumbar spinal stenosis. The round was led by new investor MVM Life Science Partners, joined by prior backers Leerink Revelation Partners, Pitango Venture Capital, ONSET Ventures and Aweida Venture Partners. MVM partner Hugo Harrod is joining the Vertos board as part of the transaction, according to a press release. Aliso Viojo, Calif.-based Vertos said it plans to use the proceeds to expand the commercial footprint for Mild, a minimally invasive procedure the company says requires no stitches, general anesth...
Source: Mass Device - June 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Orthopedics Spinal Wall Street Beat Vertos Medical Source Type: news

Vertos Medical Secures $28 Million In Latest Round Of Funding
Proceeds Will Be Used to Expand Access to Safe, Clinically Proven Solution for Millions Suffering from Lumbar Spinal Stenosis ALISO VIEJO, Calif., June 12, 2017 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Vertos Medical Inc., a leader in the minimally... Devices, Orthopaedic, Neurosurgery, Venture Capital Vertos Medical, lumbar spinal stenosis (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - June 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: How Is It Classified? Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: How Is It Classified?
A unified classification system for lumbar spinal stenosis is needed to help guide appropriate treatment for the condition.Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Vertiflex raises $25m
Vertiflex has raised $25.3 million in a new round equity financing, according to an SEC filing released this week. Money in the round came from 8 unnamed investors, and Vertiflex has not yet said how it plans to spend funds raised so far. he company is looking to raise an additional $15 million before closing the round, with the 1st sale recorded on March 6. Approximately $10 million of the funds raised are new money, while $15.3 million come from conversion of debt, according to the SEC filing. Earlier this month, Vertiflex said it closed a $40 million round of financing to support its Superion indirect decompression syst...
Source: Mass Device - March 13, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Spinal VertiFlex Inc. Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for March 8, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Court clears Caldera’s $12.3m transvaginal mesh settlement A California federal judge last week approved a $12.3 million deal to settle a number of insurance claims over injuries allegedly caused by Caldera Medical’...
Source: Mass Device - March 8, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

VertiFlex closes $40m round to support expanded Superion commercialization
VertiFlex said today it closed a $40 million round of financing to support its Superion indirect decompression system designed to treat moderate lumbar spinal stenosis. The round was led by newly invested Endeavour Vision and H.I.G. BioHealth Partners, and was joined by existing investors New Enterprise Associates, Thomas, McNerney & Parnters and Alta Partners. “Vertiflex has seen tremendous early success in the commercialization of the Superion System. With favorable long-term clinical outcomes, a new Category I AMA CPT code and broad reimbursement in place, adoption of Superion has continued at a rapid and stea...
Source: Mass Device - March 8, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Spinal VertiFlex Inc. Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for March 7, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Vertos Medical wins CMS reimbursement for Mild procedure Vertos Medical said today it won national coverage for its Mild procedure designed to treat lumbar spinal stenosis from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. ...
Source: Mass Device - March 7, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Blog News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Vertos Medical wins CMS reimbursement for Mild procedure
Vertos Medical said today it won national coverage for its Mild procedure designed to treat lumbar spinal stenosis from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. The Mild procedure won coverage through a recently approved study as part of CMS’ Coverage with Evidence Development Program, the Aliso Viejo, Calif.-cased company said. Access to the procedure was granted via a CMS-approved claims-analysis study which will passively collect and analyze real-world data on the procedure. “Patient and physician demand for the Mild procedure has grown a great deal, and I’m excited to hear that my patien...
Source: Mass Device - March 7, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Spinal Vertos Medical Source Type: news

Premier Pain and Spine is Now Offering a Revolutionary Outpatient...
Top Chicago pain management center, Premier Pain and Spine, is now offering the Superion indirect decompression system for lumbar spinal stenosis. The procedure is performed by the expert, Board...(PRWeb January 16, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/premier-pain-spine/chicago-illinois/prweb13982542.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - January 16, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Surgery for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis in Those Aged 80 or Older Surgery for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis in Those Aged 80 or Older
There may be reluctance to performing surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis in patients over 80, but this study demonstrates that they can experience improvement similar to that of younger patients.Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Journal Article Source Type: news

IPD Reoperation Rates Still Hamper Benefit in Spinal StenosisIPD Reoperation Rates Still Hamper Benefit in Spinal Stenosis
The latest randomized trial again shows similar outcomes to surgery with a percutaneous interspinous process device in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis, but with increased reintervention. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 10, 2016 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Fusion Adds Little to Laminectomy for Lumbar Stenosis Fusion Adds Little to Laminectomy for Lumbar Stenosis
Adding spinal fusion to decompression laminectomy did not improve outcomes for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis, even if they also had degenerative spondylolisthesis. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - April 14, 2016 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

VertiFlex drums up $27m for spinal implants
VertiFlex reported raised nearly $27 million in an equity and options offering this month, according to a regulatory filing. San Clemente, Calif.-based VertiFlex, which won pre-market approval from the FDA for its Superion interspinous spacer last May for treating moderate lumbar spinal stenosis, said the round consisted of $10.5 million in new cash, a $16.2 million debt conversion and another $105,000 in warrants. Eight unnamed investors participated, according to the filing. The Superion device is designed to be implanted in the spine with a minimally invasive procedure to relieve spinal stenosis, a n...
Source: Mass Device - January 15, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Orthopedics Spinal VertiFlex Inc. Source Type: news

The effects of aquatic walking and jogging program on physical function and fall efficacy in patients with degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis - Lee JH, Sung E.
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of 12-week aqua walking and jogging program on muscle function, ankle range of motion (ROM), balance and fell efficacy in degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis (DLSS) patients. Six patients (2 males, 4 fe... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - November 8, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Body Mass Index and Risk for Clinical Lumbar Spinal StenosisBody Mass Index and Risk for Clinical Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Is obesity associated with a higher risk of developing lumbar spinal stenosis? A new study looks at the role BMI may play in the development of this condition. Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Surgery for Your Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Patients? Maybe NotSurgery for Your Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Patients? Maybe Not
The largest study to date comparing the long-term outcomes of surgery vs nonsurgical treatment for patients with lumbar spinal stenosis found no significant difference in benefits after 8 years. Medscape Orthopedics (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - September 18, 2015 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics Article Source Type: news

Researchers show effectiveness of non-surgical treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis
Patients with spinal stenosis experienced good short term benefit, lasting from weeks to months, after receiving epidural steroid injections. These findings contradict a previously published study that found epidural steroid injections were not helpful in spinal stenosis cases. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 4, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Researchers show effectiveness of non-surgical treatment of lumbar spinal stenosis
(Boston University Medical Center) Patients with spinal stenosis experienced good short term benefit, lasting from weeks to months, after receiving epidural steroid injections. These findings, which appear in a letter in the journal Pain Medicine, contradict a previously published New England Journal Medicine study that found epidural steroid injections were not helpful in spinal stenosis cases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 4, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Medtech approvals: FDA releases May 2015 PMAs
The FDA today released its list of the pre-market approvals it granted for medical devices in May 2015: Summary of PMA Originals & Supplements Approved Originals: 5 Supplements: 51 Summary of PMA Originals Under Review Total Under Review: 55 Total Active: 26 Total On Hold: 29 Summary of PMA Supplements Under Review Total Under Review: 547 Total Active: 379 Total On Hold: 168 Summary of All PMA Submissions Originals: 1 Supplements: 62 Summary of PMA Supplement PMA Approval/Denial Decision Times Number of Approvals: 51 Number of Denials: 0 Average Days Fr Receipt to Decision (Total Time): 109.5 FDA Time: 86...
Source: Mass Device - August 6, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Source Type: news

Central Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: Do Epidural Steroids Help?Central Lumbar Spinal Stenosis: Do Epidural Steroids Help?
The benefits of epidural steroids for patients with central lumbar spinal stenosis are small at best, an expert asserts. Yet their use in Medicare patients has grown nearly 300% over a 7-year period. Medscape Orthopedics (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - July 24, 2015 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Orthopaedics Article Source Type: news

Vertiflex opens $5m funding round
Spinal technology firm VertiFlex opened a $5 million debt funding round, according to an SEC filing posted yesterday. San Clamente, Calif.-based Vertiflex already raised most of the funds, pulling in $4.8 million with $200,000 left for the round. The funding came from 7 unnamed investors this round, according to the filing. The company has not disclosed how the funds will be used. In May, Vertiflex won pre-market approval from the FDA for its Superion interspinous spacer for treating moderate lumbar spinal stenosis. VertiFlex’s device is designed to be implanted in the spine through a minimally invasive procedur...
Source: Mass Device - July 17, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Implants Spinal VertiFlex Inc. Source Type: news

Consumer Information on: Superion InterSpinous Spacer - P140004
The Superion InterSpinous Spacer (Superion Spacer) is a small H-shaped implant that is designed to reduce symptoms of moderate degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis. The device fits between two adjacent bones (spinous processes) in the lower back... (Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew)
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - June 18, 2015 Category: Medical Equipment Source Type: news

Assessing Patient-Rated Outcome in Spinal StenosisAssessing Patient-Rated Outcome in Spinal Stenosis
How do these instruments compare in terms of assessing outcomes in patients undergoing surgery for lumbar spinal stenosis? Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Choice of Surgical Treatments for Lumbar Spinal StenosisChoice of Surgical Treatments for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
This review examines the main points for or against various surgical treatment modalities for lumbar spinal stenosis. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 3, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Paradigm Spine, LLC Announces The Publication Of Long-term Results Of Level 1 Data For coflex(R) Interlaminar Stabilization(R)
NEW YORK, May 12, 2015 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Paradigm Spine, LLC, a leader in providing solutions for the treatment of advanced degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis announces publication on May 11, 2015 by Hyun Bae, M.D., et al of &q... Devices, Orthopaedic, NeurosurgeryParadigm Spine, coflex, Interlaminar Stabilization (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - May 12, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Physical therapy as good as surgery and less risky for one type of lower back pain
One type of lower back pain, called lumbar spinal stenosis, is sometimes treated with surgery. But physical therapy works just as well, and comes with fewer unwanted complications — some of them life-threatening — than surgery, according to a study published yesterday in Annals of Internal Medicine. Stenosis means narrowing. In lumbar spinal stenosis, the space inside the lowest part of the spinal canal has narrowed. This puts pressure on the spinal cord and the nerves extending from the lumbar vertebrae, the five bones between the rib cage and the pelvis that make up the lower part of the spine. Spinal stenosi...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - April 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Howard LeWine, M.D. Tags: Back Pain Pain Management lower back pain lumbar spinal stenosis physical therapy Source Type: news

Physiotherapy may work just as well as surgery for chronic back pain
Physiotherapy regime was just as effective as surgery at controlling the pain of lumbar spinal stenosis - the leading cause of back pain among older people - University of Pittsburg researchers found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physical Therapy Equals Surgery for Certain Lower Back Pain, Study Says
Less risky treatment viable for older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outcomes in Lumbar Decompression Surgery for Spinal StenosisOutcomes in Lumbar Decompression Surgery for Spinal Stenosis
How do elderly patients fare after undergoing lumbar decompression for degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis? Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics Journal Article Source Type: news

Physical Therapy Equals Surgery for Certain Lower Back Pain, Study Says
Less risky treatment viable for older patients with lumbar spinal stenosis Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Back Pain, Rehabilitation, Spinal Stenosis (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - April 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Physical Therapy as Effective as Surgery for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis (FREE)
By Jenni Whalen Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH Physical therapy may achieve the same symptom relief as surgical decompression in patients with lumbar spinal stenosis, according to a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine.Some 170 … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 7, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Physical Therapy as Effective as Surgery for Lumbar Spinal Stenosis? (FREE)
By Jenni Whalen Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH In patients with lumbar spinal stenosis, a strategy of initial physical therapy (with the option of surgery) may achieve the same symptom relief as immediate surgical decompression, according to a study in … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 7, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news