A lumbar disc replacement is a type of back surgery that involves replacing a diseased or herniated disc in the lower part of your spine with an artificial disc. This procedure is relatively new, gaining FDA approval in 2006.
There are certain parameters set forth concerning who is eligible for a lumbar disc replacement, so it takes an evaluation to determine whether or not the patient meets these guidelines. Lumbar disc replacement is an ideal procedure for these people because the artificial discs allow the patient to get back to regular activities without limitation.
There are a few signs that you might need to undergo lumbar disc replacement
with Trinity Spine and Orthopedics. If you feel the following symptoms, you may want to see an orthopedic doctor about a lumbar disc replacement:
To be frank, these are symptoms of many other spinal conditions, which is why a thorough evaluation is needed to determine whether you are in need of a lumbar disc replacement or a lesser treatment.
When you come to Trinity Spine and Orthopedics, our doctors respect your pain. We will give you an honest and thorough evaluation and then sit down with you to discuss whether you need a lumbar disc replacement or another treatment plan is better for you. We show you the studies and share our knowledge with you so that you know exactly what is going on every step of the way. We go over every option with you, telling you what we perceive to be the best choice for your particular situation. We have no hidden agenda; you are our patient, so we keep your best interests at heart. We want to heal you in the least invasive manner possible. However, if an invasive procedure is needed, we know how to perform it, and we know how to perform it well, based on where you need to be.