After cervical artificial disc replacement, the hospital \ensures that the patient makes progress in pain management, digestion, and walking before going home.
Artificial Disc Replacement
Artificial disc replacement surgery involves replacing a painful disc with an artificial disc. Artificial disc surgery may be performed on the lower back (lumbar spine) or the neck (cervical spine). Artificial discs are designed with the goal of mimicking the form and function of the spine's natural disc.
An artificial disc offers theoretical benefits over spinal fusion for the treatment of chronic back pain, including the potential for enhanced pain relief.
Lumbar artificial disc recovery usually takes about 3 months.
The spinal disc can cause pain in a number of ways, including degenerative disc disease or a herniated disc (sciatica). This article discusses the role of the spinal disc and how an injury to the disc can cause pain.
In a total disc replacement for the lumbar spine, the entire spinal disc is replaced with a surgical implant.