Intervertebral disc arthroplasty

What is Intervertebral disc arthroplasty?

A type of arthroplasty. It is a surgical procedure in which degenerated intervertebral discs in the spinal column are replaced with artificial devices in the lumbar (lower) or cervical (upper) spine. The procedure is used to treat chronic, severe low back pain and cervical pain resulting from degenerative disc disease.

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Does cervical spine or lumbar spine surgery have the best prognosis and ease of surgery? Is artificial disc replacement or fusion  surgery best for...

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Q1. Does cervical spine or lumbar spine surgery have the best prognosis and ease of surgery?
Ans: Definitely yes. In the...

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I have chronic crumbling feeling in my spine. Last December I had total disc replacement surgery. It helped but I can't sit without extreme pain. I...

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Yes that pain will not be normal that's something is going wrong with your spine may be its a post operational complication like nerve damage some...

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I have extremely bad back pain on my lower lumber for over 10 years. I have been told by my specialist Dr that my L4/L5 disc is the cause. I...

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Disc replacement surgery is meant for the patients who have disc disease and facet joints are normal. It is usually...

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