Superior to Fusion for Two-Level Disc Replacement

Mobi-C is an artificial disc, designed to maintain neck motion

The Goals of Cervical Disc Replacement with the Mobi-C

May help end or lessen your neck and/or arm pain and discomfort.
May help keep neck movement: bending forward-to-back, bending side-to-side, turning left-to-right.
May match disc height to the levels above and below. This can untrap nerves.
Will replace your worn out disc(s).
May lessen your neck and/or arm pain.
May help you return your normal life of work, family, and fun.

When to Consider a Cervical Disc Replacement

You are an adult.

You may have a loss of feeling, loss of movement, pain, weakness, or tingling down the arm and possibly into the hands.

Your pain is not reduced even after 6 or more weeks of non-surgical care, such as physical therapy and medicine or if there are signs that the symptoms are getting worse.

You experience arm pain and/or neurological symptoms such as weakness or numbness with or without neck pain.

Your symptoms are caused by a damaged disc that may be irritating the spinal cord or nerve roots.

You want to experience pain relief and return to the activities you love.

Mobi-C Cervical Disc Replacement is Superior to Fusion for Two-Level Surgery

Mobi-C went through major testing and review with the Food and Drug Administration, which approved Mobi-C for both one-level and two-level cervical disc replacement surgery in the United States. Here are a few results from the study:

Nearly three-quarters of Mobi-C patients were able to bend their head forward-to-backward to the same degree or better after 5 years when compared to the range of motion at the operated level(s) before the procedure.

When compared to spinal fusion patients, there are fewer Mobi-C patients who require an additional surgery at the treated level(s) of the spine.

Potential Mobi-C Post-Operative Risks

  • Pain in the neck, arm, back, shoulder, or head.
  • The feeling of pins and needles in the arms.
  • Difficulty swallowing.
  • Headache.

Ask your doctor for more information about additional risks related to surgery with the Mobi-C.

How Mobi-C Works

Your doctor will remove the unhealthy disc(s).

The Mobi-C is implanted in the disc space between 2 vertebrae.

With vertebrae and muscle movement, the Mobi-C is able to twist and slide front-to-back and side-to-side.

Unlike a fusion, the Mobi-C may allow the vertebrae above and below to maintain their natural movement.

Talk to a doctor about surgery using Mobi-C.