Why Athletes Choose Motion-Preserving Spine Surgery Over Spinal Fusion

Authored by: Dr. Ehsan Jazini

Following a back injury, lots of athletes are choosing motion-preserving disc replacement surgery over a traditional spinal fusion – so much so that this story has been in the news several times recently with professional athletes.

It’s a topic that comes up often for athletes at all levels who want to preserve motion after spine surgery so they can get back to playing the sports they love. In this episode, we talk with spine surgeon Dr. Ehsan Jazini about why disc replacements are becoming more requested and popular with athletes and weekend warriors. 

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