Disc replacement is performed to give relief from prolonged back pain. It can be artificial or spinal fusion. It is s surgical procedure in which the degenerative intervertebral disc of the spine is removed and replaced with the artificial disc. The process is also known as total disc replacement. The disc replacement is performed on lumbar or cervical region of the spine.

Lumbar or cervical disc replacement surgery is performed on the patients suffering from back pain, joint issues, nerve compressions, spinal deformity, scoliosis, excessive overweight body size which leads to back pain, severe injury or accidents, etc.

The different tests which your doctor will suggest you submit before starting any disc replacement surgery, involves physical examination, discography, blood tests, MRI, CT Scan, and others.

The disc replacement is performed to give relief from back pain. It is a simple fusion process where the lower back is treated by fusing them and makes a single solid bone.


General FAQs of Disc Replacement

A person who is suffering from back pain, joint disease, nerve compression, by birth deformities, scoliosis, and Kyphosis, etc.

Depending upon the type of disc replacement surgery of lumbar or cervical, Doctors Plus will let you know the stay in hospital and India as well.

After completion of artificial disk surgery, you may feel relaxed and ease in pain. The artificial disk is meant to prevent the causes of back pain and injury.

After the follow-ups, one can quickly resume to his healthy routine life, which includes driving.

The disc replacement surgery will take around 2-3 hours.

Patients are recommended to visit the doctor after 2-3 weeks.

By doing a diagnostic test, our best neurosurgeon will diagnose the medical condition of your back.
Tests can be MRI, CT-Scan, and X-Ray, etc.

Lumbar Decompression surgery is performed in three different ways, which are as follows:
  • Lumbar Laminectomy: In this, one of the vertebrae from the spine is removed and replaced with the affected bone to get the relief from the pain.
  • Discectomy: In this, a section from the lumbar area is removed to relieve from compression, which causes pain in the backbone.
  • Spinal Fusion: In this, the fusion of spinal bones is performed to provide strength and stabilization to the spine.

After lumbar Microdiscectomy surgery, you will feel relax and free from all those causes which you were dealing with previously.

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