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Will x-stop work in place of an artificial disc replacement?

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Dr. Robert Masson
Neurosurgery

In brief: No

X-stop, achieves decompression by elevating the two dorsal processes, into a slightly bent forward position, which simulates bending forward on a shopping cart to reduce symptoms of spinal stenosis.
An artificial disc actually replaces a damaged disc and provides more normal intervertebral biomechanics and does not, ideally alter sagittal balance.

In brief: No

X-stop, achieves decompression by elevating the two dorsal processes, into a slightly bent forward position, which simulates bending forward on a shopping cart to reduce symptoms of spinal stenosis.
An artificial disc actually replaces a damaged disc and provides more normal intervertebral biomechanics and does not, ideally alter sagittal balance.
Dr. Robert Masson
Dr. Robert Masson
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