What Is the X-StopPK® Device?


X-StopPK® device

The X-StopPK® device is designed to treat the symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS), a sometimes painful condition caused by narrowing of the spinal canal. The X-StopPK® device is designed to keep the space between your spinous processes open, so that when you stand upright, the nerves in your back will not be pinched or cause pain.

By enlarging the space between the bones in your back, the
X-StopPK® device reduces pressure on the spinal nerves, thereby alleviating the symptoms of lumbar spinal stenosis, including:

  • Leg pain, cramping
  • Numbness or tingling in the lower back, buttocks and legs

The X-StopPK® device has undergone clinical studies and is the only device approved by the FDA to treat the symptoms of LSS. The
X-StopPK® IPD® procedure offers superior relief of LSS symptoms and overall treatment success when compared with non-surgical treatment.

The X-StopPK® device is designed to remain safely and permanently in place without attaching screws or hardware to the bone or ligaments in your back. In addition, the bone and tissue removal typically associated with traditional back surgery is not necessary with this device, thus, the natural anatomy of the spine is preserved.

Information on this site should not be used as a substitute for talking with your doctor. Always talk with your doctor about diagnosis and treatment information.

Last updated: 22 Sep 2010

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