The disc is the soft cushioning structure located between the vertebras. The disc is flexible enough to allow the spine to bend. An artificial disc (also called a disc replacement, disc prosthesis or spine arthroplasty device) is a device that is implanted into the spine to imitate the functions of a normal disc (carry load and allow motion).
Not everyone with back pain is a good candidate for a disk replacement surgery. We perform a number of tests to determine if it’s the right procedure for you.
Lumbar disk replacement surgery might be recommended if: