Artificial Disc Replacement

Reducing back pain and improving mobility can be achieved through conservative methods such as medication, physical therapy, and steroid injections. However, when these methods do not improve pain symptoms, more aggressive approaches will certainly be considered.
An artificial disc replacement, also know as total disc arthroplasty, is a surgery involving reducing limb pain from degenerative disc disease, disc degeneration, injury, or arthritis.
ONE Brain and Spine Center physician, Dr. Burak Ozgur, combine Orthopedic surgery and Neurosurgery in a unique approach for spine treatment and optimal patient care. Located in Irvine, California, ONE Brain and Spine is the best solution for brain and spine treatment on the west coast.
Spinal discs are found between the spaces of the vertebrae, they help cushion the bones and absorb shock/pressure. When a spinal disc becomes damaged or herniated, a person may feel debilitating pain and limited mobility. Aritificial disc replacement surgery is an option to correct this problem. It is safe, long-lasting, and helps replace damaged discs in the lumbar and cervical parts of the spine with an artificial implant.
Dr. Ozgur has extensive experience with this type of spinal surgery. We treat both neck and lower disc degeneration and will work with the patient to design and implement comprehensive orthopedic and neurologic rehabilitation programs.
Similar to other joint replacement surgeries including knee and hip replacement, artificial disc replacement surgery involves replacing an affected spinal disc with a synthetic one. Using minimally invasive techniques, the artificial disc is inserted between the vertebrae and will help the spine to move as it normally would before the degeneration or injury. Replacing a disc will also lower the chances that an adjacent disc will wear out or result in an injury.
Other benefits from artificial disc replacement surgery include:

  • Reduced risk of additional surgical intervention
  • Quicker recovery/ rehabilitation time
  • Better range of motion

If you or someone you know has a herniated or degenerated disc, call and schedule an appointment at ONE to see what treatment options are best for you. In some cases, a failed fusion surgery could require an artificial disc surgery to improve future complications. Talk to Dr. Ozgur today to find out how ONE can help you! ONE Brain & Spine Center is the premier spine and brain center in Irvine, California, offering minimally invasive spine surgeries and minimally invasive orthopedic surgeries. For more information or to make an appointment, please call (949) 383-4190.
The advice and information contained in this article is for educational purposes only, and is not intended to replace or counter a physician’s advice or judgment. Please always consult your physician before taking any advice learned here or in any other educational medical material.

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