James is looking forward to an active life, well into his 80s.
James B has always been very active, enjoying sports from water polo to snow skiing and his job as a project manager on large building jobsites.
Back, hip and leg pain on his left side began to slow James down a couple of years ago. His work and personal life became very limited. Soon after he developed even worse pain on his right side and lost control of his right leg. It was difficult to walk, and taking steps was almost impossible.
James’ doctor told him he had lumbar spinal stenosis and referred him to the doctors at the Heilman Center. He tried injections but got little relief.
James’ son is getting married in a few months, and he wants to be able to walk down the aisle. He’d been told he needed major back surgery, but a long recovery period was not an option. When James’ doctor at the Heilman Center told him that pain relief is possible within a week of having the Vertiflex Superion procedure, he wanted to give it a try.
Vertiflex Superion worked better than James could have hoped. A week after the procedure, James reported that he is almost 100% better. His pain has dropped from a rating of 10+ to 0.5. James regained use of his right leg. Now he can walk and take stairs normally. James no longer needs pain medicine. And he is looking forward to his son’s upcoming wedding.