Artificial Disc Replacement is a procedure that involves replacing a degenerative disc that is causing your symptoms.
In your neck, it is not uncommon for your discs to become degenerative due to injury or the normal aging process. A cervical artificial disc replacement is a minimally invasive procedure that removes the degenerative disc in your neck and replaces it with specialized, artificial disc technology.LEARN MORE
As we age or experience an injury, the discs in our lower back can become worn or damaged. By having a lumbar artificial disc replacement, we can remove this disc in your back, and replaces it with specialized, artificial disc technology.LEARN MORE
An innovative procedure that combines the stability of a traditional spinal fusion with the mobility granted with an artificial disc replacement. Created to resolve the pain and tingling/numbness associated with disc disease. The spinal surgeons at Virginia Spine Institute were the first in the Nation to perform this surgery.LEARN MORE
Artificial disc replacement has emerged as an alternative to spinal fusion for many patients with painful discs or nerve symptoms. This surgical option provides relief without compromising the spine’s natural anatomical structure.
This technology preserves motion which decreases stress on the other disc levels in your spine. There is hope to avoid more surgery down the road if your other disc levels could be preserved.
The degenerative disc is usually accessed by a minimally invasive approach to the front of the spine. The disc and bone spurs are removed to take pressure off the spinal cord and nerves. The surgeon will then choose the appropriate sized implant to place in the space that fits your spinal anatomy.
Since these surgeries are performed in a minimally invasive fashion, most patients have a reasonably quick recovery. Most patients are up walking immediately, the same day of surgery.