Patients who experience chronic back pain and loss of mobility may be a candidate for artificial disk replacement. This is the process by which a doctor will remove the vertebrae’s cushioning layer and replace it with artificial material in order to alleviate their patient’s pain. Doctors will typically recommend this procedure because of ongoing pain and limited recovery from traditional treatments.
Many conditions can be helped by artificial disk replacement surgery, but it’s usually reserved as a last resort. A healthy body weight and few joint problems are good indicators that you might be eligible for this type of surgery. Still, it’s possible that your surgeon will need to do some tests before they decide if you’re a good candidate. They’ll do an MRI or CT scan to figure out where your back pain is coming from. These tests will help your surgeon identify the location of your pain.
New Jersey Spine & Orthopedics is dedicated to making sure that each of our patients is receiving the absolute best treatment to meet their needs. We keep in mind that you’re looking to get back to your life and we work to make our process as smooth and quick as possible. If you’re suffering from pain and need a treatment like an artificial disc replacement fill out the form above and contact us today.
We understand the significant negative impact back or neck pain could have on quality of life. At NJ Spine and Ortho, our goal is to get our patients back to enjoying life using minimally invasive techniques that involve the use of tiny incisions and muscle sparing methods to treat the spinal problem. There is a big difference between operating through a 1/2 inch incision and operating through a 5 inch incision. The major differences include:
Our experienced and board-certified neurologists, neurosurgeons, orthopedic specialists, and physicians work together to treat specific spine and back disorders using minimally invasive techniques. We combine advanced technology with a patient-centered approach to ensure our patients get the best possible outcomes.
NJ Spine and Orthopedics operates in the most efficient way to provide a safe environment and deliver the most effective surgical services to patients in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. When it comes to spine-related issues, NJ Spine & Orthopedics offers the treatment and care you deserve and expect. Regardless of the cause, our experienced team is ready to help.