What is Artificial Disc Replacement?
For patients where the chronic back pain caused by degenerative disc disease is worsened in spite of conservative therapies including exercise therapy, artificial disc replacement is a therapy to replace a deteriorated disc caused by sustained severe pain with an artificial disc.
- Because it does not use the method of fixed fusion of spinal nodes, it can secure the free movement of the waist and subsequently the patient can return to everyday life.
- Because the nodes are not fixed, movement of the spine is maintained.
- There is no damage to the lumbar muscle along with fewer complications of nerve adhesion.
- There is no pain after surgery and the walking is possible the next day.
- Through the minimization of the degenerative changes, it can reduce the probability of reoperation.
- Patients suffering from severe back pain caused by damaged disc
- Patients with severe chronic back pain or recurrent disc herniation
- Patients with disc herniation accompanied by spinal instability caused by recurrent disc herniation
- Patients with vanished disc function or narrowed intervertebral gap