Interspinous Spacers


When Lumbar Stenosis causes unnecessary pain, Dr. Pablo Pazmino may recommend an Interspinous Spacer to decrease pain at this area. These spacers are a fusion alternative and they partially immobilizing painful arthritic areas, thickened ligaments and bony spurs causing painful encroachment in a specific area of the lumbar spine should decrease pain and provide an environment where the nerves can begin to heal. Upon successful implantation an indirect decompression is obtained. After a course of physician guided physical therapy patients can return to their activities of daily living. Dr. Pablo Pazmino is currently collecting data researching the outcomes of patients who have undergone decompressions alone through interspinous spacer placement alone, and his early results are promising. Patients have noted early return to work, driving, sports and sexual activities following surgery.