Procedure

Lumbar Disc Replacement

 Lumbar Disc Replacement

 

The disc replacement surgical procedure replaces a damaged or diseased disc in the lumbar spine with an artificial disc to restore the natural alignment of the spine.

At Axis Brian & Back Institute, we understand and can help the pain that you are going through. We specialize in minimally invasive spine surgery which is specially constructed to treat spine conditions with a lower infection risk and shorter recovery times than more traditional open back and open neck surgeries. Our patients will attest that we have helped provide solutions after years of chronic pain that took away their ability to perform even basic functions every day.

About Lumbar Disc Replacement

After anesthesia is administered, the surgeon creates a small incision in the abdomen to access the lumbar spine. The surgeon carefully removes the problem disc material and prepares the surfaces of the vertebrae for the artificial disc. The upper and lower sections of the implant are placed together and positioned between the vertebrae. The spine is returned to normal posture. The implant restores the spine to its proper height and alignment.

The incision is closed and bandaged. The patient will return home after a brief stay in the hospital, typically lasting for one to three days.

With this surgery, pressure from pinched nerve roots may be reduced and may relieve chronic pain in the legs. Removal of the painful disc relieves chronic back pain from degenerative disc disease.

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Frequent Symptoms Helped by Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion


Though herniated discs and degenerative disc disease cause symptoms which can change depending on the severity of the condition, there are some general symptoms that often see relief from this procedure.
– Numbness and tingling – Often, patients are experiencing numbness or tingling in the arm and fingers due to the impacted nerve in the neck. This could be similar to what it feels like to lose circulation to the arm.

– Arm pain – The nerve which is affected by the damaged disc often leads to a shooting pain in one arm. This pain can travel all the way from the shoulder down through the fingers. Often, this is accompanied by a pain in the neck along with the radiating pain the arm.

– Weakness – It is possible that the affected nerve is not able to signal the muscles in the arm the way it normally would, causing a general feeling of weakness.

If you are experiencing chronic neck pain and/or any of the symptoms listed above, contact our team at Axis Brain & Back Institute and get BACK@IT. You don’t have to miss out on life’s greatest moments because of pain. Schedule your free MRI review today!

 

 


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