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Learn About the Life-Changing Spine Surgery as Featured on the Today Show

Authored by Virginia Spine Institute. May 22, 2021

Here’s your chance to learn about the spine surgery that transformed our patient who was showcased on The Today Show. Learn how disc replacement surgery preserved the motion in Morgan’s neck and has her back to living her best life (and thousands of other patients too). 

We have many options when it comes to the type of disc replacement we use. We customize it to each patient. In Morgan’s case, we used the Orthofix M6-C™ artificial cervical disc that replaced the degenerative (aging) disc in her neck. The M6-C disc is the only disc designed with a shock-absorbing nucleus and fiber annulus that work together to replicate the controlled range of movement and cushioning effect of the natural disc. 

What is a Disc Replacement Surgery?

Disc replacement surgery can be used as an alternative to spinal fusion or in conjunction with spinal fusion (hybrid). The artificial disc mimics the structure and movement of a natural human disc and preserves the natural motion of the spine (backward, forward, and side to side). 

How is a Disc Replacement Surgery Performed?

A small, 3-4 centimeter incision is made by your surgeon, the degenerated disc is removed, and the M6-C (up arrow) is placed at the site of nerve compression to help stabilize the spine. That’s it! The best part? You are home recovering the next DAY or even SAME day.

Disc replacement surgery could be the solution you are looking for to treat your chronic neck pain, back pain, arm numbness, due to aging spinal discs. Interested in finding out if this minimally invasive, life-changing procedure is right for you? Chat with one of our experts today or call 703.709.1114.


Virginia Spine Institute’s reputation is unmatched as a world-renowned luxury destination in spinal healthcare, dedicated to providing an elevated level of concierge care for those suffering from neck and back conditions. For three decades, their proven methods have led them to dramatically improving the quality of life for over 100,000 patients, from 32 countries.


People seek care from Virginia Spine Institute because of their elite team of board-certified spine-specialized physicians offering unique approaches to safe and effective back and neck pain relief. As one of the few centers that begin treatment with non-surgical options before recommending surgery, 90% of their patients get better without spine surgery. Through a comprehensive model, Virginia Spine Institute is able to offer regenerative medicine, non-operative treatments, minimally-invasive spine surgery, and physical therapy through their team of spine specialists.


The team’s dedication to detail and patient success is a shining light in the field of spinal healthcare. As pioneers and leaders in this field, they have also accomplished many of the world’s firsts in spine surgery by using modern treatments and cutting-edge technology not offered anywhere else.


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