artificial lumbar disc replacement
Artificial Lumbar Disc Replacements is a minimally invasive procedure used to replaced damaged or diseases disc in the lower back with the goal of increasing mobility while alleviating pain.
What is an Artificial Lumbar Disc Replacement?
Often times as we age or experience an injury, the discs in our lower back (shock absorbers for our spinal bones) can become worn or damaged. When a disc is damaged it can leak disc material into the spinal column which causes pain, tingling/numbness, and pressure on the spinal cord.
Artificial lumbar disc replacement removes the damaged disc in the back and replaces it with specialized, artificial disc technology that is tailored to the patient.
What Conditions Benefit Most from this Treatment?
While lumbar artificial disc replacement cannot treat spinal instability, it may be performed to treat the following conditions:
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Spinal Stenosis
- Disc Herniation
- Radiculopathy (tingling/numbness in the legs)
Learn if you are a candidate for this procedure.