An interspinous device is a type of medical device that is used to treat back pain and improve spinal stability. It is a small, implantable device that is inserted between the spinous processes of the vertebrae in the lower back. The spinous processes are the bony protuberances that protrude from the back of the spine.
Interspinous devices are typically used to treat degenerative conditions of the spine, such as degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, and spondylolisthesis. They may also be used to treat spinal fractures and other conditions that cause back pain and instability.
Interspinous devices are designed to reduce pressure on the spinal nerves and improve stability in the lower back. They may be used in conjunction with other treatments, such as physical therapy or medications, to help manage back pain and improve function.
There are several different types of interspinous devices available, including the X-Stop, Wallis, and the Diam InterSpin. Each type of device is designed to work in a slightly different way and may be more or less suitable for different types of patients. It is important to discuss the potential benefits and risks of an interspinous device with your doctor before deciding if it is right for you