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What are the advantages to having artificial cervical disc surgery?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Early movement
Post op you are allowed and encouraged to move your neck.
There is not a fusion of the bones which changes how weight is distributed and may lead to trouble at other levels. That said.....There are plenty of risks. Talk to your surgeon.

In brief: Early movement
Post op you are allowed and encouraged to move your neck.
There is not a fusion of the bones which changes how weight is distributed and may lead to trouble at other levels. That said.....There are plenty of risks. Talk to your surgeon.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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Dr. Paul Slosar
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Pain relief
Most studies to date show that patients have significant improvement in neck pain after both fusion and artificial disc surgery.
The fusion limits motion while the artifical disc preserves motion. This may be better in the long run but the data is still being tracked for 5-10 years before we can reliably answer that.

In brief: Pain relief
Most studies to date show that patients have significant improvement in neck pain after both fusion and artificial disc surgery.
The fusion limits motion while the artifical disc preserves motion. This may be better in the long run but the data is still being tracked for 5-10 years before we can reliably answer that.
Dr. Paul Slosar
Dr. Paul Slosar
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Dr. Robert Masson
Neurosurgery
In brief: Recovery
Functional recovery and range of motion is faster and better with artificial disc, though not every circumstance is right for tdr. Proper expert recommendations necessary to dissect all of the complex decision making.

In brief: Recovery
Functional recovery and range of motion is faster and better with artificial disc, though not every circumstance is right for tdr. Proper expert recommendations necessary to dissect all of the complex decision making.
Dr. Robert Masson
Dr. Robert Masson
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