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Disc Replacement 2017-05-22T15:14:14+00:00

Artificial Disc.

What is a Disc Replacement?

When a disc is damaged so much it causes, removing it and replacing it with an artificial one may be the best option. After the damaged disc is removed, an artificial disc is inserted between the empty space between two vertebrae.

The purpose of the disc replacement is to preserve motion at the disc space and maintain the spine’s natural structure. Artificial discs look like regular discs and serve as shock absorbers for the body.

Am I a good candidate for disc replacement?

Most candidates are in thier 30s or 40s, so the disc will need to withstand significant wear and tear over time. To determine whether or not you’re a good candidate for disc replacement surgery, your doctor will look at your medical history, perform a physical examination, and use imaging documents. It’s also possible other surgical procedures will be recommended. In all cases, patients must have a degenerated disc to qualify.

Used To Treat These Conditions

Bulging Disc

Bulging Disc

When a disc is damaged through normal wear and tear or injury and bulges to one side of the spinal canal.

Spine Tumors

Spine Tumors

Spine tumors  can push on the nerve tissue causing a range of symptoms from minor aches and discomfort to debilitating pain.

Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative Disc Disease

A spinal disc that is damaged through the normal process of aging, causing back pain and other problems.

Herniated Disc

Herniated Disc

A herniated disc is most often an age-related condition, resulting from the normal wear and tear of the body.

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal Stenosis

Spinal Stenosis is the narrowing of the spaces in the spine, which puts pressure on the spinal cord and nerves.

Spondylosis

Spondylosis

Spondylosis is damage that comes from the normal wear and tear of osteoarthritis in the joints.

How will I feel after surgery?

The majority of patients will notice immediate improvement of some or all of their symptoms while other symptoms may improve more gradually. A positive attitude and following your doctor’s post-surgery instructions will contribute to a satisfactory outcome.

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