Herniated, ruptured or damaged discs in your cervical spine can cause immense pain. Lumbar disc replacement may be the
solution to your back pain.
Lumbar disc replacement involves replacing a worn or degenerated disc in the lower part of your spine with an artificial disc made of metal or a combination of metal and plastic. Discs are the cushions between the neck bones of the spine, which can be damaged through traumatic injury or age-related degeneration.
Lumbar disc replacement is one of the surgical options to safely and effectively alleviate back pain by removing the damaged disc and replacing it with an artificial disc. Artificial discs attach to the upper and lower vertebrae, and the mechanisms within the artificial disc mimic the natural motion allowed by a healthy disc.
Treatment of pain triggered by damaged or degenerative discs may be attempted with nonoperative methods such as physical therapy, medications, and injections, but when these conservative treatments fail, lumbar disc replacement is a safe and effective minimally invasive surgical option to relieve back pain.
Offering a more rapid recovery time in comparison to traditional fusion surgery, minimally invasive lumbar disc replacement allows for an equally or sometimes even better range of motion than the traditional cervical fusion surgery. Every case is unique, and Dr. Bruggeman can evaluate whether a lumbar disc replacement is right for you.
Are you experiencing back pain from damaged discs?
Lumbar disc replacement is a safe and effective solution when nonsurgical methods fail to provide lasting pain relief. Let Dr. Bruggeman evaluate all the facets of your individual case to recommend treatment for your neck or back pain.
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