Learn how cervical disc replacement surgery from Laser Spine Institute can help you get your life back
During the natural aging process the elements in the spine begin to degenerate. Intervertebral discs, which are composed of 90 percent water in a healthy adult, begin to lose their water mass. This causes the discs to shrink in height, placing an increased amount of pressure on the outer layer of the disc. This can cause the discs to bulge or herniate.
These conditions are generally natural and asymptomatic, but in some cases the disc material can migrate away from its natural location and cause compression or irritation to the surrounding nerve roots or spinal cord. For these patients, Laser Spine Institute offers hope through our minimally invasive cervical disc replacement surgery.
Through a small incision, the surgeon is able to locate the damaged disc with the use of a series of dilating tubes and state-of-the-art equipment. Once at the area of the condition, the surgeon will remove the damaged disc, alleviating any impingement or compression, and then insert an artificial disc into the space, ensuring no future compression will occur. This procedure allows active individuals an effective and successful alternative to the invasive traditional procedure.
Conditions treated by the cervical disc replacement
We are dedicated to assisting as many patients as possible in finding relief from their chronic pain and symptoms. The cervical disc replacement procedure at our St. Louis center is able to treat a number of conditions including:
- Degenerative disc disease
- Bulging discs
- Herniated discs
- Prolapsed discs
- Collapsed discs
- Ruptured discs
- Slipped discs
If you are suffering from these or other disc conditions, Laser Spine Institute may be able to offer you relief through our cervical disc replacement. Contact us today for more information and to receive a review of your most recent MRI or CT scan.