Lumbar artificial disc replacement is the procedure through which a damaged spine disc is replaced with an artificial one. By replacing the disc and removing it, as in the case of spinal fusion procedure, the spine keeps its natural mobility, therefore preventing abnormal motion or stress on the other spinal segments.
Good candidates for this spine surgical procedure are patients who suffer from reduced mobility and pain caused by joint degeneration processes. Disc replacement is a long-term solutions for people between 30 and 60 years old.
Not everyone with back pain is a good candidate for artificial disc replacement surgery. Your doctor will perform a number of tests to determine if it’s the right procedure for you.
Artificial disc replacement surgery might be recommended if:
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