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What are the indications for having an artificial disc replacement?

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Dr. Robert Masson
Neurosurgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Neck and arm

The presence of neck pain and/or cervical radiculopathy(numbness, tingling, weakness, nerve pain) are the fda approved indications for artificial disc replacement in the presence of a herniated or degenerative disc.

In brief: Neck and arm

The presence of neck pain and/or cervical radiculopathy(numbness, tingling, weakness, nerve pain) are the fda approved indications for artificial disc replacement in the presence of a herniated or degenerative disc.
Dr. Robert Masson
Dr. Robert Masson
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Similar to a fusion

The same reason that one would have a fusion usually at one level.
The indications are the same but there are a lot more contraindications:no infection, not multiple levels, no instability, no facet arthritis, no significant disc space collapsevand no osteoporosis to name a few.

In brief: Similar to a fusion

The same reason that one would have a fusion usually at one level.
The indications are the same but there are a lot more contraindications:no infection, not multiple levels, no instability, no facet arthritis, no significant disc space collapsevand no osteoporosis to name a few.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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Dr. Jack Goloff
Family Medicine
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In brief: Primary Care View

As a primary care pain doctor i recommend that patients think twice about surgery unless waiting can cause permanent damage.
Get second opinion before having it done. That is the best way to be sure.

In brief: Primary Care View

As a primary care pain doctor i recommend that patients think twice about surgery unless waiting can cause permanent damage.
Get second opinion before having it done. That is the best way to be sure.
Dr. Jack Goloff
Dr. Jack Goloff
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