Disc Replacement

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:

  • Severe discogenic back pain which has failed to relieve with >6 months of conservative treatment.
  • No significant facet joint disease or compression on the nerves.
  • No excessively overweight.
  • No previous spinal surgery.
  • No scoliosis or another spinal deformity.

Indications for Cervical Disc replacement

  • Single level discogenic radiculopathy or myelopathy
  • Young patient with discogenic neck pain with normal facet joints.

Cervical Disc Replacement

Pre Op MRI
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