Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery
As individuals age, the discs in the spine can weaken and may develop cracks and tears resulting in what is known as degenerative disc disease and when one of these discs begins to deteriorate, artificial disc replacement surgery may be the only treatment available. Degenerative disc disease can put excess pressure on the nerves of the spine which can cause excruciating pain in the neck, back, shoulders and arms.
For years, spinal fusion was the procedure of choice to alleviate pain and return individuals to some level of normalcy in their everyday lives and activities. However, spinal fusion may result in a decrease in range of motion and mobility, and in recent years artificial disc replacement surgery has gained more prominence. A total disc replacement surgery using an artificial disc may also provide an easier path to recovery.
Artificial disc replacements offers a viable alternative to spinal fusion by allowing the degenerated discs to be replaced with artificial discs. In addition to reducing pain, artificial disc replacement surgery can also help reduce future damage to neighboring discs by adding support and normal distribution of stress in the spine.
If you feel you are a candidate for total disc replacement surgery, then contact the Center for Advanced Spinal Care at Gardens Regional Hospital and Medical Center formerly doing business as Tri-City Regional Medical Center in Hawaiian Gardens, California using the form on the right side of this page and a representative will follow up with you to schedule an appointment. If you are in need of more immediate assistance, please call 1-888-777-5930.