Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery
An artificial disc replacement surgery may be better for you than a spinal fusion. This type of spine surgery, also known as an arthroplasty, is a joint replacement procedure that inserts an artificial disc in place of a natural, herniated disc. An artificial disc is designed to preserve mobility within the space and spinal cord. An artificial disc functions like a joint that provides motion (rotation, side bending, extension and flexion) and alignment (curvature and height) similar to a natural disc.
The benefit of an artificial disc replacement procedure is the loss of pain while maintaining motion and flexibility. Artificial disc replacement is a complicated procedure, and only a top spine surgeon like Dr. Moza can perform it successfully.