Patient Expectations

Many patients with advanced degenerative lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) indicate living with their symptoms for years. Since LSS is a degenerative condition, patients often exhaust all non-operative means of reducing and managing back and leg symptoms, and face pain and functional difficulties every day.

What are your patients’ expectations?
Patients want to resume their previous lives — without back and leg pain — and without functional limitations.
 
Typically, patient expectations include:
  • Most advanced technology
  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Evidence-based, optimal clinical outcomes
  • Fast recovery
  • Alleviate the need for narcotics/other pain relievers
  • Quickly resume a productive and active life

Results from a survey of 100 patients with lumbar spinal stenosis indicated 45% want a quicker return to normal activities. In fact, these patients considered this to be the most important factor in deciding which type of LSS procedure to have.1

In addition, the survey revealed …

  • 69% are interested in a new non-fusion solution to treat their spinal stenosis2
  • 55% would consider financing part or all of their surgery1
  • 37% seek the most advanced and reputable technology1
References
  1. Independent survey of 100 respondents. January, 2014.
  2. SpineUniverse. Paradigm Spine: Patient Survey. Low Back Spinal Stenosis Survey of 610 Respondents. www.spineuniverse.com.

Learn more about re-evaluating the treatment for LSS.